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Deborah Bandalos – Ph.D.

Assessment and Measurement Program Director


  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College of Education – Measurement & Statistics
  • M.Ed., University of Maryland, College of Education – School Counseling /Statistics
  • B.A., The American University, Washington, D.C. – International Affairs

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • Structural Equation modeling
  • Instrument development and validation
  • Exploratory factor analysis


  • The Department of Graduate Psychology is pleased to announce the Annual Symposium in Research and Practice will be held this coming Friday, April 18th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in various rooms in Taylor Hall. This is an opportunity for students from our Programs to make presentations on their research interests. Dr. Lennis Echterling, the CHBS Madison Scholar for 2013-2014, will open the event with a keynote address titled Grandma’s Lesson and Other Studies of Crises, Disasters, and Resilience” in Taylor 306.
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    DC-Maryland-VA: Alumni Online Speed Networking
  • May 9-10
    Commencement Ceremonies
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  • May 20
    Richmond, VA: Alumni Networking Event
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