Dr. Mark Wilson

May 17, 2018

Dr. Wilson is a professor of Education at UC, Berkeley, and also at the University of Melbourne.  He received his PhD degree from the University of Chicago in 1984. His interests focus on measurement and applied statistics, and he has published over 120 refereed articles in those areas, and over 60 invited chapters.  Recently he was elected president of the Psychometric Society, and also president of the US National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME); he is also a Member of the US National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and a National Associate of the US National Research Council.  Dr. Wilson is Director of the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research (BEAR) Center. His research interests focus on the development and application of sound approaches for measurement in education and the social sciences, the development of statistical models suitable for measurement contexts, the creation of instruments to measure new constructs, and scholarship on the philosophy of measurement.

His publications include Constructing Measures: An Item Response Modeling Approach, Explanatory Item Response Models: A Generalized Linear and Nonlinear Approach (with Paul De Boeck), and Systems for State Science Assessment (with Mary Bertenthal).