David Thissen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speaker

2024 Career Award for Lifetime Achievement

About the Speaker

David Thissen is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after thirty years on the faculty there following fourteen years at the University of Kansas. He did his graduate work at the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD in 1976. His primary research interests have involved statistical models and methods for psychological and educational measurement. He has been author or co-author of more than 200 articles and chapters and several books on a variety of topics about and using quantitative methods in psychology and other sciences. During his faculty career, Thissen was primary advisor for a dozen and a half Ph.D. students. He has been active with the Psychometric Society for fifty years, serving at times on its editorial council, the board of trustees, and as its president (2000-2001). He has been, and continues to be, a member of technical advisory committees for a number of state and national testing programs. At present he writes and continues to serve on the committees of graduate students in quantitative psychology.

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