Program committee for IMPS 2016

Description: The Program Committee is responsible for the scientific program of the annual meeting of the Psychometric Society. Its duties include inviting speakers, short-course presenters, chairs and organizers of invited sessions, reviewing submitted abstracts and proposals for symposia, designing the program, and providing advice and feedback on the program and abstract books. According to the bylaws, the president is the chair of the Program Committee and the members are the immediate past president, president-elect, secretary, four regular members, and any number of adjunct members. Two regular members of the Program Committee are appointed by the president every year to serve for two years. In addition, the president may appoint, for a term of up to one year each, any number of adjunct members.

Chair: Terry Ackerman, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, USA (


Immediate Past President, President-Elect, and Secretary

Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, University of California, Berkeley

Anders Skrondal, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Luz Bay, The College Board, Newtown, PA, USA

Regular Members (2016-2017)

Daniel Bolt, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Dave Thissen, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA

Regular Members (2015-2016)

Paul De Boeck, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Klaas Sijtsma, Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Adjunct Members (2016)

Jimmy de la Torre, Rutgers University, NJ, USA

Irini Moustaki, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Wen Chung Wang, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Carolyn Anderson, University of Illinois, IL, USA