Several special purpose committees are active within the
Psychometric Society. Members can apply to join a
committee. Below you find a list of the committees and their
The Awards Committee is responsible for monitoring and suggesting
improvements to procedures used to seek nominations for awards
and select award recipients, to propose changes to the awards
(such eligibility criteria, descriptions, benefits) and to
suggest new awards.
Peter Bentler, Ulf Böckenholt, Weiwei Cui, Karl Schweizer, Anders
Several regular members.
The Bylaws Committee is responsible for annually reviewing the
bylaws and incorporating suggested changes from the Board of
Trustees. The committee shall bring to the attention of the
Board of Trustees any issues where actions by committees or the
Board of Trustees are not in compliance with the bylaws, or when
certain bylaws may no longer be adequate or appropriate.
Mark Wilson, Bob Mislevy, Klaas Sijtsma, Paul De Boeck.
One regular member.
The Dissemination/Communication Committee suggests improvements
to the way the society communicates with its members, via its web
site, email, regular mail, and social media. The committee also
proposes ways to raise public awareness of psychometrics and to
make the society more visible to members of related societies and
the general public.
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, Carl Falk, Tammy Trierweiler, Terrence
Jorgensen, Sierra Bainter, Hsiu-Ting Yu (Social Media Editor).
Alice Brawley, Kevin Wilson-Smith, Yiyun Shou, Eddie Ip, Michael
One regular member.
Schedule of Updates for Website
Election Procedures Committee
The Election Procedures Committee monitors and suggest
improvements to the processes followed for the elections of
officers (President, Secretary,Treasurer), Board of Trustee
members, and Editorial Council members. These processes include
calls for nominations, selection of candidates, calls and
reminders to members to vote, the online voting system, and
determining and announcing the election results.
Two regular members, preferably with relevant experience.
The Finance Committee is responsible for oversight of the
Psychometric Society finances and investments. The
committee will develop the annual budget, provide oversight for
the IMPS budget, ensure that sponsorship for IMPS is sought by
the relevant contacts, develop and monitor investment policies
and provide advice to the Board of Trustees on financial matters.
Andries van der Ark, Terry Ackerman, Duanli Yan, Li Cai.
Graduate Student Committee
The Graduate Student Committee consists primarily of Student
Members of the Psychometric Society, with a Regular (non-Student)
Member acting as advisor/facilitator. The committee can make
suggestions on how to improve the experience and increase the
involvement of student members, how to make the annual meeting
more interesting for students (for example by having a special
session for students during the conference), how to increase
awareness of quantitative psychology and psychometrics in
students and the general public, and how to provide resources
that help prospective students get into graduate programs related
to psychometrics and quantitative psychology.
James Balamuta, Yang Du, Janine Jackson, Yvette Jackson, Auburn
Jimenez, Anqi Li, Hulya Yigit.
The Membership Committee is responsible for maintaining and
enhancing the experience of every Psychometric Society
member. The committee will suggest to the Board of Trustees
programs and services that may meet the needs of new and existing
members, suggest expansion of communications to members, and
assist with recruitment or retention campaigns as needed.
The IMPS Program Committee changes each year and is led by the
society president. Information about each year’s program
committee appears in that year’s IMPS materials.
The Proceedings Committee oversees the society’s publications
(apart from Psychometrika) and may also propose new publications.
The main charge is to oversee publication of the Proceedings of
the International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS),
which includes appointing editors, setting up a contract with the
publisher, ensuring that relevant information is communicated to
potential authors, monitoring the publication process, and
advertising the Proceedings leading up to and after publication.