UW–Madison’s Kaplan elected president of Psychometric Society

David Kaplan

UW–Madison’s David Kaplan, the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology, was elected as president of the Psychometric Society. 

The Psychometric Society was founded in 1935 and is devoted to the advancement of quantitative methodology in the behavioral sciences. 

Kaplan holds affiliate appointments in UW–Madison’s Department of Population Health Sciences and the Center for Demography and Ecology. His program of research focuses on the development of Bayesian statistical methods for education research, directed toward applications to large-scale, cross-sectional, and longitudinal survey designs. 

Kaplan is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and has served as the chair of its Research Advisory Committee.

Past presidents of the Psychometric Society affiliated with UW–Madison include Dan Bolt (2019-2021) and Chester Harris (1966-1967).

Kaplan’s term as president of the Psychometric Society will begin in July 2023. More details regarding the Psychometric Society can be found at psychometricsociety.org.

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