Latest News And Announcements

New Psychometric Society Website

The new website was launched today by John Hofmann and the Website task force (Francis Tuerlinckx, Ed Merkle, and Sophia Rabe-Hesketh), with input from many of you. We hope you like it and appreciate any feedback.

An exciting new feature is that the webpage adapts to the width of your screen and can easily be used on any device (computer, phone, tablet). We have also added new content and pictures.  Check out the About Us, Awards, and Governance pages.

Members can now browse the membership directory to find out more about each other and have their pictures displayed on the homepage. See the Members Only Section.

New Editor of Psychometrika

Irini Moustaki

We are delighted to announce that Irini Moustaki will be the new Executive Editor of Psychometrika, with effect from November 1, 2014. She is a Professor in Social Statistics in the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where she was awarded her PhD in 1996. Her main research interests are latent variable models, analysis of categorical data, methods of estimation, goodness-of-fit, detection of outliers and missing values.  She has co-authored books on latent variable models and multivariate data analysis and served as an associate editor and editorial member for a number of journals including Computational Statistics and Data Analysis and the Journal of Educational and Behavioural Statistics. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala in January 2014.

We are very grateful to Brian Junker for serving as Interim Executive Editor following the death of the previous Executive Editor, Roger Millsap. 

Terry Ackerman is the new President-Elect of the Psychometric Society.

Terry Ackerman

At the Business Meeting of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, it is announced that Terry Ackerman is the new President-Elect of the Psychometric Society. Terry Ackerman is professor the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. His research interests are educational measurement and the practical applications of item response theories. He has served as the Psychometric Society's Secretary for the past 23 years.

As Secretary, Terry Ackerman will be succeeded by Luz Bay (The College Board). The new Treasurer of the Psychometric Society is Daniel Bolt (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Newly elected Board of Trustees members are Anders Skrondal (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) and Andries van der Ark (University of Amsterdam).

Jeff Douglas (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is newly elected as member of the Editorial Council.

Congratulations to all!

Peter Bentler wins the 2014 Psychometric Society career award.

Peter Bentler

Peter Bentler is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles and over the course of his outstanding career, he has made significant contributions to the development of structural equation modeling in particular and psychometrics in general. Peter Bentler developed the structural equation modeling software EQS. His publications have over 100,000 citations as of 2014. An overview of the recent previous winners of the Psychometric Society Career Award can be found here.

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