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Michael D. Toland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Program Chair for Educational Psychology
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
251C Dickey Hall
(859) 257-3395

Dr. Toland received his PhD in Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2008. His research is focused on three areas: 1) the development, evaluation, and refinement of multi-item instruments using classical test theory, factor analytic models, and item response theory; 2) application of multilevel models to complex data structures; 3) evaluation of quantitative techniques. Ultimately, Dr. Toland is interested in research that allows him to collaborate, apply various measurement and statistical techniques, and share his quantitative knowledge with others.

Dr. Toland teaches courses in measurement (e.g., introductory measurement and IRT), statistics (e.g., introductory statistics, intermediate statistics, and multivariate statistics), and research design. Suggested Quantitative Courses Flowchart and Descriptions. He is an associate member of the Graduate Faculty.


Vita (PDF)

Research categories: PsychometricsItem Response Theory, Multilevel ModelingStructural Equation ModelingExperimental Designs