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Thanos Patelis
Position: Adjunct Professor
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212.649.8435
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Fordham University
Training Area: Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College
Research Interests: Psychometric theory
Dr. Patelis teaches introductory and mutlivariate statistics and other methods courses as needed (e.g., psychometric theory). Thanos is the vice president for Research and Analysis in the Research and Development at the College Board. He also has an academic appointment as a research scholar at Fordham University Graduate School of Education. He is responsible for program evaluations, applied research, statistical analysis, and research collaborations with state departments of education involving all College Board assessments and educational initiatives. He is past president of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA), past Executive Committee Member of APA’s Division 5, Evaluation, Statistics and Measurement, and head of the psychology division of the Athens Institute for Education and Research. He is former editor of the NCME Newsletter. His areas of research are applied psychometrics, test validity, structural equation modeling, program evaluation, non-cognitive measurements, history of testing, growth modeling, and multivariate statistical analysis. He has been a reviewer for Applied Measurement in Education, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, Mental Measurements Yearbook, and Psychological Methods. He has published and presented over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, national and international professional conferences. He has also served on an APA Task Force for the Recruitment of Quantitative Psychology Professionals. Finally, he founded the College Board Internship Program to facilitate the training and experience of undergraduate and graduate students in quantitative psychology and educational research. He is a fellow of APA Division 5.