Second candidate for vice chancellor for research to present Tuesday

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LAWRENCE — Neal Kingston, University Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology & Research, will make a public presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas.He is the second of four candidates for the position who will make public presentations during their respective campus visits. His presentation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Lied Center Pavilion. A half-hour reception will follow.

Kingston, who also holds a courtesy appointment in Department of Special Education, has been a member of the KU faculty since 2006. He has been director of KU’s Achievement & Assessment Institute since 2012 and is currently serving as interim director of the Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation, which he also directed from 2009 to 2012. He was program coordinator for the School of Education’s Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics track from 2010-2011. He also has been involved in leadership activities of the previously named Department of Psychology and Research in Education, serving as both an interim chair and as an associate chair.

His research focuses on large-scale educational assessment, with particular emphasis on how assessments based on learning maps can better support student learning. Kingston is a prolific author and presenter with more than 200 reports, journal publications and invited presentations. In 2014, he co-authored the book “Test Fraud: Statistical Detection and Methodology,” published by Routledge. He has worked as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than 120 funded projects that since 2009 have been awarded more than $200 million.

Kingston began his career as a high school science teacher in Yonkers, New York. After graduate school, he worked many years at Educational Testing Service holding a variety of positions, including that of director of research and new testing initiatives and director of research and test development for the Graduate Record Examinations program, and also as executive director of ETS’s Workplace Assessment and Training. …

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