Current Joint Research Committee (JRC) Members

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Ira H. Bernstein, Ph.D

Professor of Clinical Sciences 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Dr. Bernstein received his PhD in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois. He served on the faculty at the University of Texas-Arlington from 1964-2007. Dr. Bernstein co-authored "Psychometric Theory" with Jum C. Nunnally. He is currently serving as action editor for Behavior Research Methods. Research interests include: psychometric theory as applied to medical scales, especially psychiatry. 

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G. Gage Kingsbury, Ph.D

Private Consultant

Dr. Kingsbury received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is a private consultant working with agencies that are implementing computer-based testing in education and the professions. He most recently served as a Senior Research Fellow for the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Dr. Kingsbury has served as one of the authors of the ACE and ATP guidelines for computer-based testing. He also serves as a technical advisor to the national nursing licensure test. He is currently President of the International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing (IACAT). Research interests include: adaptive testing, item response theory and computer-based testing.

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Mark D. Reckase, Ph.D

University Distinguished Professor
Michigan State University

Dr. Reckase received his PhD in Psychology from Syracuse University. He has been a faculty member in College of Education at the University of Missouri - Columbia and Michigan State University. He was previously Assistant Vice President at ACT, Inc. Dr. Reckase was a past editor of the Journal of Educational Measurement and Applied Psychological Measurement. Research interests include: item response theory, computerized adaptive testing, standard setting, value-added modeling and international comparisons of educational systems.

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Steven L. Wise, Ph.D

Senior Research Fellow
Northwest Evaluation Association

Dr. Wise received his PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and James Madison University. He was previous Vice President of Research and Development for the Northwest Evaluation Association. Research interests include: applied educational measurement, computer-based assessment, analysis of examinee test-taking effort, individual score validity and psychology of test taking.