Psychometrics

Alexander Beaujean, Ph.D.

Alexander Beaujean, Ph.D.

Dr. Alexander Beaujean, assistant professor of educational psychology at Baylor University's School of Education, is director of the Baylor Psychometric Laboratory, which supports Baylor and other academic institutions in the development, application and analysis of measurement in educational and psychological research.

Beaujean's research interests include psychometrics, measurement of human cognitive abilities, cognitive epidemiology and the history of psychology. He is a licensed psychologist, a journal reviewer for publications such as Child Development and Educational and Psychological Measurement and member of the American Psychological Association and the International Society for Intelligence Research. He also has numerous published articles and has presented at conferences across the United States and Europe.

Beaujean received his bachelor's degree in psychology and history with a specialization in secondary education at Cedarville University, and master's degrees in school psychology and educational psychology from the University of Missouri. He earned his doctoral degrees in educational psychology and school psychology from the University of Missouri, before completing his post-doctoral clinical work at the Baylor Psychology Clinic.

To interview Dr. Beaujean, contact Tonya Lewis, (254) 710-4656, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.

Marley W. Watkins, Ph.D., ABPP

Marley Watkins

Dr. Marley W. Watkins, professor and chair department of education psychology at Baylor University's School of Education, studies professional issues, the psychometrics of assessment and diagnoses, individual differences and computer applications.

Watkins has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 80 professional presentations. His research has appeared in several scholarly publications, including International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Special Education, School Psychology Quarterly, Psychological Assessment and School Psychology Review.

He is the recipient of a Johns Hopkins University merit award for personal computing aid to the handicapped and a Max Jones Memorial Research Award from the Arizona Association of School Psychology.

Watkins received his bachelor's degree in social science and psychology from Black Hill State College, before earning his master's and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska. Before joining the Baylor faculty in 2011, he taught at Arizona State University and Penn State University.

To interview Dr. Watkins, contact Tonya Lewis, (254) 710-4656, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.