I am a senior psychometrician at Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems at the University of Kansas where I work on the Dynamic Learning Maps alternate assessment and the Innovations in Science Map, Assessment & Report Technologies project. I completed my PhD in Educational Psychology & Research at the University of Kansas with an emphasis in Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics. My research interests are in the areas of R programming and psychometrics, specifically the application of diagnostic classification models to educational assessment.

I love the Chiefs, Cubs, and above all else, KU basketball. I currently live in Kansas City, Kansas, with my amazing wife and our rescue dog Larry.


  • Educational Assessment
  • Diagnostic Classification Models
  • R programming
  • Data visualization


  • PhD in Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics, 2018

    University of Kansas

  • BSc in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2014

    University of Kansas


From my blog

Make your own ggclock

Make a ggplot2-themed clock face

Talks / Workshops

Using R for Item Response Theory

Guest lecture introducing R for estimating and evaluating Item Response Theory models.