Speakers information

State of the Art Presenters

 

 

Mike Fetzer

Mike Fetzer

Dr. Fetzer leads SHL’s Advanced Assessment Technologies product development team, specializing in the development and implementation of assessment systems that include simulations and multimedia-based assessments. In a career that includes positions with Development Dimensions International (DDI) and ePredix, Dr. Fetzer has helped design and build effective selection systems for more than half of the Fortune 500 as well as many public sector organizations. He holds a Doctoral degree in I-O psychology.

Steve Sireci

Steve Sireci

Stephen G. Sireci is Professor in the Research and Evaluation Methods doctoral program and Director of the Center for Educational Assessment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is Co-Editor of the International Journal of Testing and is on the Editorial Boards of five other journals. He is known for his research on content validity, test bias, cross-lingual assessment, standard setting, and computer-based testing. He serves on technical advisory committees for several agencies including the departments of education in Puerto Rico and Texas. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and Division 5 of the American Psychological Association.

 

Keynote speakers

 

 

Dr Dave Bartram

Dave Bartram

Dr Dave Bartram is Chief Psychologist for SHL Group Ltd. Prior to that he was Dean of the Faculty of Science and the Environment, and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hull. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS and of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and Past-President of IAAP Division 2 (Assessment & Evaluation). He is Secretary of the ITC and a Past-President. He is the Convenor of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association’s Standing Committee on Tests and Testing and a member and a past Chair of the BPS’s Steering Committee on Test Standards. He was appointed Special Professor in Occupational Psychology and Measurement at the University of Nottingham in 2007 and Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria in 2010.

Ric Luecht

Richard M. Luecht

Richard M. Luecht, PhD, is a Professor of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he teaches graduate courses in applied statistics and advanced measurement. He is also a technical consultant for many U.S. testing organizations and government agencies. His research interests involve applying engineering design principles to testing, computer-based and adaptive testing, automated test assembly algorithms, psychometric modeling, and diagnostic/formative assessment. Ric has published numerous articles and book chapters on technical measurement issues. His recent work involves the development of a comprehensive methodological framework for large-scale formative assessment design and implementation called assessment engineering.

Eckhard Klieme

Eckhard Klieme

Eckhard Klieme is a Full Professor of Educational Sciences in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Since 2001 he directs the Center for Educational Quality and Evaluation at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). His research includes educational measurement, educational effectiveness, and comparative studies. Professor Klieme has been involved in several large-scale assessment programs, including the international Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, TIMSS, TIMSS-Advanced, and OECDs Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). He was P.I. of the first National Assessment of Language Skills in Germany (2001-2006) and currently chairs the International Questionnaire Expert Group for PISA 2012.

Marten Roorda

Marten Roorda

Since 2002 Marten Roorda (1961) is the CEO of Cito, The Netherlands, one of the world’s leading testing and assessment companies. He is Past-Chair of the Association of Test Publishers, and founder of its European Division. Marten is co-founder en member of the Board of Directors with Kryterion (online secure testing). Marten is married and has five children.

Fons van de Vijver

Fons van de Vijver

Fons van de Vijver has a chair in cross-cultural psychology at Tilburg University, the Netherlands and an extraordinary chair at North-West University, South Africa. He has published over 300 publications, mainly in the domain of cross-cultural psychology. The main topics in his research involve bias and equivalence, psychological acculturation and multiculturalism, cognitive similarities and differences in the cognitive domain, response styles, translations and adaptations. He was a former president of Division 2 (Assessment and Evaluation) of the International Association of Applied Psychology and is now President of the European Association of Psychological Assessment.

 

Workshop presenters

 

 

Marié de Beer

Marié de Beer

Marié de Beer is professor in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of South Africa. Her areas of specialty are Research Methods and Psychological Assessment, however she is also actively involved in a private practice, providing support and facilitation services to companies in organizational growth and development. Marié developed the Learning Potential Computerized Adaptive Test (LPCAT) – a psychological test for the measurement of learning potential which is widely used in industry in South Africa, as well as in a number of countries in Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Guinea) and in the East (Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka).

Barbara M. Byrne

Barbara M. Byrne

Barbara M. Byrne is Professor Emeritus in the School of Psychology, University of Ottawa. She has authored 7 introductory books on structural equation modeling (SEM), one book addressing the measurement of self-concept across the lifespan, and over 100 scholarly journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Byrne is the recipient of three Distinguished Teaching Awards presented by the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the APA Division 5 (Jacob Cohen Award). She is a Fellow of the APA and an elected member of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. Dr. Byrne’s research interests focus on psychometric issues, with particular specialization in the area of SEM.

Gary L. Canivez

Gary L. Canivez

Gary L. Canivez, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Eastern Illinois University, is an associate editor for Psychological Assessment and consulting editor for School Psychology Quarterly and the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment; and has served as grant reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. The author of over 50 publications and 100 professional presentations and CE workshops, Dr. Canivez specializes in psychological assessment and measurement of intelligence, achievement, personality, and psychopathology; and his research supported by the National Institutes of Health. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Additional information can be obtained at .

Iris Egberink

Iris Egberink

Iris Egberink is post-doc researcher at the Psychometrics and Statistics department at the University of Groningen. After her study in I/O-psychology and health psychology, she obtained her PhD degree with a dissertation entitled “Applications of Item Response Theory to Non-Cognitive Data”. She is interested in the application of item response theory to clinical and I/O data to resolve fundamental measurement issues in these areas.

Kurt F. Geisinger

Kurt F. Geisinger

Kurt F. Geisinger is currently Director of the Buros Center on Testing and W. C. Meierhenry Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nebraska. He has been council representative for the Division of Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics in the American Psychological Association, the APA-representative on the ISO’s International Test Standards committee, an APA delegate and chair of the Joint Committee on Testing Practices, a member of APA’s Committee on Psychological Testing and Assessment, and numerous other task forces and panels. He is presently editor of Applied Measurement in Education, and currently serves or has served on the editorial committees for eight other journals.

Ron Hambleton

Ron Hambleton

Ronald K. Hambleton holds the title of Distinguished University Professor and is Executive Director of the Center for Educational Assessment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned an M.A. in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of Toronto with specialties in psychometric methods and statistics. Professor Hambleton teaches graduate-level courses in item response theory and applications and classical test theory and methods at UMass since 1969. He is the author or co-editor of nine books and has published papers on item response theory, and applied measurement issues such as test adaptation methodology, score reporting, standard-setting, and computer-based testing.

Dragos Iliescu

Dragos Iliescu

Dragos Iliescu has received his PhD in 2003. He holds a position of Associate Professor at the SNSPA University in Bucharest, Romania and is also managing partner of OS/D&D/Testcentral, the Romanian test publisher. His professional experience in assessment spans 12 years of activity in I/O psychology and assessment. He has been working for regional clients, and has run a few dozen projects of test adaptation and development.

Rob Meijer

Rob Meijer

Rob Meijer is professor in psychometrics and statistics at the University of Groningen. After his study in I/O psychology and psychometrics, he worked at the University of Twente where he did research in IRT, in particular in the field of nonparametric IRT, the application of test models in the non-cognitive domain, and in computer adaptive testing. He is both interested in the further development and in the application of IRT in the clinical and the I/O area. He is co-editor of International Journal of Testing.

Richard Morey

Richard Morey

Richard Morey obtained his PhD in Psychology and his Master's degree in Statistics from the University of Missouri in 2008. His research interests include hierarchical Bayesian modeling, with applications in IRT and Cognitive Psychology. In addition, he is active in developing Bayesian inferential methods to replace null hypothesis significance tests, with a special interest in making these methods available to substantive researchers and is the author of several R software packages for data analysis.

Aletta Odendaal

Aletta Odendaal

Aletta Odendaal is a registered Industrial Psychologist, Chartered Human Resource practitioner and an academic. She has extensive experience in leadership and management development, executive coaching, psychological assessment, organisational behaviour as well as teaching and facilitation. She participated in the Global Convention of Coaching (GCC) as Chair of the working group on the selection of coaches and management of the coaching engagement process. She was President of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA). She is currently serving her term as elected council member of the International Test Commission, and Chair of People Assessment in Industry.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Conference Dates:

July 3-5, 2012

July 2, 2012 (Pre-Conference Workshops)

 

Deadlines:

Submissions are now closed since 20 January 2012

Early bird registration has been closed on 15 April 2012

 

Second announcement of conference:

Download 2nd Announcement 8th Conference of the ITC

 

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