James Madison University

Sara J. Finney, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Psychology
Senior Assessment Specialist

PHOTO:Sara J. Finney, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2001) Concentration: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (Statistics & Measurement)
  • M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997) Concentration: Educational Psychology/ Statistics, Measurement, Research Design
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1994) Concentration: Psychology

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • Examinee motivation and reactions to testing
  • Use of structural equation modeling to gather validity evidence for score interpretations