James Madison University

Allison J. Ames, Ph.D.

Assistant Assessment Specialist
Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology

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  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2015) Concentration: Educational Research Methodology
  • M.S.A., Virginia Tech (2005) Concentration: Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • B.S.E.S., University of Georgia (2003) Major: Environmental Economics and Management, Minor: Statistics

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • Bayesian Item Response Theory modeling
  • Model-data fit for Item Response Theory Models
  • Prior sensitivity
  • Data mining techniques applied to educational measurement
  • Addressing the achievement gap