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Educational Psychology and Research

Educational Psychology & Research Program Faculty

Students admitted to the Master's degree in Educational Psychology & Research are assigned a faculty advisor whose area of research most closely matches students' interests. The role of the faculty advisor is to assist students in planning their course sequence offer guidance and mentorship, and support students' transition to the University of Kansas and graduate study. While every incoming student is initially assigned an advisor, students may choose to switch to another advisor if their research interests better match those of another faculty member.

Educational psychology and research program faculty members research specialties include:

  • Behavior Management in School Settings
  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • Development of Political and Civic Engagement
  • Group Identity and Intergroup Attitudes
  • Learning in Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs
  • Positive Youth/Adolescent Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Item Response Theory
  • Test Construction

David Hansen
Department Chair
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 618

Dr. Hansen is an associate professor at the University of Kansas in the School of Education where he teaches and maintains an active research program as a graduate faculty member. He completed his doctorate (2001) and post-doctorate experience (2001 to 2007) at the University of Illinois at... more

Bruce Frey
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 643

Bruce Frey, Ph.D. was trained at the University of Kansas in the areas of statistics, measurement and research design. His areas of research include classroom assessment, instrument development and program evaluation. Dr. Frey is the author of several books, including Statistics Hacks and Modern... more

Sean Joo
Assistant Professor

Sean Joo is an assistant professor of educational psychology and an assistant scientist of the Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. in educational measurement and statistics from the University of South Florida in 2017. Before joining KU,... more

Neal Kingston
University Distinguished Professor, Director Achievement and Assessment Institute
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 605A

To view Dr. Kingston's personal web page: nealkingston.ku.edu

Haiying Long
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 613

Haiying Long, Ph. D., is an associate professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. She received a dual major PhD degree in Inquiry Methodology and Educational Psychology at Indiana University.... more

Michael Orosco
Associate Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 630

Michael J. Orosco is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. He was a bilingual special education teacher in Colorado for five years before earning a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Interdisciplinary research... more

Meagan Patterson at KU
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 632

Meagan M. Patterson is an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Kansas. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology and linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MA and PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Texas... more

Vicki Peyton
Teaching Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 646

Dr. Peyton specializes in applied statistics and measurement, confirmatory factor analysis, educational and psychological item analyses.

Rafael Quintana
Assistant Professor

Rafael Quintana is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and an Assistant Scientist at the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on skill development, educational inequality and methodology. He received his PhD at the University of... more

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