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College of Education

Learning and Performance Research Center



Brian French – Director

Psychometrics, research methodology, structural equation modeling, measurement invariance.


Sola Adesope, PhD

Learning sciences, cognition, instructional design, learning technology, meta-analysis, concept mapping, and STEM learning.

Bruce Austin

Development of statistical techniques that address issues and standards of fairness and equity in assessment data




Kira Carbonneau, PhD

Cognitive principles of instructional methods, instructional manipulatives, executive functioning and self-regulation.

Shenghai Dai, PhD

Psychometrics and quantitative methodology, item response theory, cognitive diagnostic models, large-scale assessment, multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and missing data.


Chad Gotch, PhD

Maximizing appropriate and effective use of educational assessment.