Ya Zhang

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Ya Zhang
Assistant Professor of Evaluation, Measurement and Research
3571 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5283
Mailing address: 
Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5283 USA
  • Ph.D., Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • M.A., Research Methodology, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, East China Normal University, 2007
  • B.S., Biological Science, East China Normal University, 2004

Dr. Ya Zhang is an assistant professor of educational leadership, research, and technology at Western Michigan University, specializing in evaluation, measurement and research. She earned her Ph.D. in Research Methodology from University of Pittsburgh. She has two main lines of research in statistical modeling and psychometrics. Her research topics include latent variable modeling, Bayesian estimation, educational data mining, measurement invariance, equating, and mixture IRT modeling.