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Educational Research & Psychology Program Faculty

Students admitted to the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and 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 in Educational Psychology and Research.

Faculty research areas 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

Bruce Frey
Professor
785-864-9706
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 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

David Hansen
Associate Professor
785-864-1874
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 642

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

Robert Harrington
785-864-9709
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 630

Robert G. Harrington is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas for the past 36 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in School Psychology. He has worked as a school psychologist in Iowa and has worked as a high school teacher in the... more

Neal Kingston
Professor, Director, Assessment & Achievement Institute
785-864-9705
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 605A

Neal Kingston, Ph.D., came to the University of Kansas in 2006 and is a Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics Program and Director of the Achievement and Assessment Institute. His research focuses on large-scale assessment, with particular emphasis on how it can... more

Meagan Patterson
Associate Professor
785-864-9763
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 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
Lecturer
785-864-7087
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 646
John Poggio
Professor
785-864-9605
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 619

John Poggio, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Kansas. Professor Poggio works with a research team through the eLearning Design Lab on research and service grants and contracts in areas involving human assessment in learning contexts, higher... more

William Skorupski
Associate Professor
785-864-9700
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 639

William Skorupski is an associate professor of Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. He teaches courses in item response theory (IRT), classical test theory, computer programming, ANOVA, regression, and multivariate statistics.... more

Jonathan Templin
Associate Professor/Associate Research Professor, Co-Coordinator: Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics Program
785-864-5714
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 614

Jonathan Templin has a joint appointment as an Associate Professor in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) Program in the Department of Educational Psychology and as an Associate Scientist in the Achievement and Assessment Institute, both at University of Kansas. Dr.... more


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