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Assessment & Measurement PhD Director; Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology
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Full Curriculum Vita (PDF


  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Research Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (2017)
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh; Applied Statistics (2013)
  • B.S., Clarkson University; Mathematics (2011)

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics: 

  • Multidimensional Item Response Theory
  • Bayesian applications within Item Response Theory
  • Classification Errors
  • Survey Development and Response Styles
  • Research in Statistical Education 
CARS Faculty/Assessment Specialist Role:

Dr. Brian Leventhal is a part of the General Education Assessment team, with a primary focus on critical thinking, information literacy, oral communication, and written communication competency outcomes. He also supports the assessment efforts in the JMU Learning Centers.  

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