Professor, Director of Center for Psychometric Research
Office & Hours
Office: SZB 538L
Monday: 1:00 - 4:00
and by appointment
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289
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Dr. Barbara Dodd is a professor and the director of the Center for Psychometric Research. Her research primarily investigates classical mental test theory and item response theory. In the past, Dr. Dodd served as Chair of the Quantitative Methods doctoral program. She has held positions in numerous national service committees related to measurement, such as the American Educational Research Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education. She is an editorial board member for the Journal of Computerized Testing and the Journal of Educational Measurement, among others.
B. A., Psychology, Trinity University, 1976
M. S., Experimental Psychology, Trinity University, 1978
Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Quantitative Methods), The University of Texas at Austin, 1984
Leroux, A. J., & Dodd, B. G. (2014). A comparison of stopping rules for computerized adaptive screening measure using the Rasch model. Journal of Applied Measurement, 15, 213-226.
Park, R., Kim, J., Chung, H., & Dodd, B. G. (2014). Enhancing pool utilization in constructing the multistage test using mixed-format tests. Applied Psychological Measurement, 38, 268-280.
Kim, J., & Dodd, B. G. (2014). Mixed-test Formats: Issues and Methods. In Yan, D., von Davier, A., & Lewis, C. (Eds.), Computerized Multistage Testing: Theory and Applications. Frances and Taylor.
Kim, J., Chung, H., Park, R., & Dodd, B. G. (2013). A comparison of panel designs with routing methods in the multistage test with the partial credit model. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 1087-1098.
Leroux, A. J., Lopez, M., Hembry, I., & Dodd, B. G. (2013). A comparison of exposure control procedures in CATs using the 3PL model. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 73, 857-974.
Pearson Professorship in Psychometrics, 2011 – present
Dean’s Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010 – 2011
Appointed as a Fellow, Cissy McDaniel Parker Fellow Fund, 2008 – 2012
Appointed as a Fellow, A. M. Aikin Regents Chair in Junior and Community College Education Leadership, 2005 – 2008
Research Interests and Expertise
The research of Dr. Dodd examines the application of classical mental test theory and item response theory to attitude scaling, academic placement, adaptive testing, and standard settings.