Research Interests: Psychometrics, (the use of generalized linear and nonlinear mixed models, particularly as applied to item response theory and scaling, and the analysis of bounded data
Jay Verkuilen comes to the Graduate Center from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work combines an interest in important psychological issues with a strong background in theoretical statistics and computer programming. He has applied statistical methodology to important data analysis problems in the behavioral and health sciences. In psychometrics, he has done innovative work in the development of new statistical models for the analysis of complex item responses. He has also collaborated with researchers in psycholinguistics, nursing, and clinical/community psychology. Verkuilen is currently a consulting editor of Psychological Methods and was the book review editor of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics from 2008 to 2012. He holds A.B., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.