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UGA’s Templin elected to Psychometric Society’s editorial council

University of Georgia educational psychology professor Jonathan Templin has been elected to the editorial council of the Psychometric Society.

The society is an international, nonprofit, professional organization devoted to the advancement of quantitative measurement practices in psychology, education and the social sciences.

Templin, an associate professor in the College of Education’s department of educational psychology and instructional technology, will serve a four-year term on the council beginning Aug. 1. The six-member council provides editorial feedback on the direction of the society’s journal, Psychometrika.

Templin, a researcher in the Georgia Center for Assessment, has developed or co-developed more than a dozen software programs during the past several years and has a patent on his “Method for Estimating Examinee Attribute Parameters in Cognitive Diagnosis Models.”

He co-authored a book titled Diagnostic Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications (New York: Guilford. 2010), and he has published extensively on his work.

Templin, who received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois, joined the UGA faculty in June 2007.

For more information about the educational psychology and instructional technology program in UGA’s College of Education, see http://www.coe.uga.edu/epit/.