Professor & Director of the Ph.D in Education Program
Ph.D., University of Oregon
3101 University Blvd
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Dr. Paul Yovanoff completed his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an
emphasis in psychometric theory, statistical decision analysis, and behavioral
research methods. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. in 1992, Dr. Yovanoff was a
special education teacher and received a master's degree in special education.
He has remained active in the field as a professor of educational research and
measurement methodologies applied in special education contexts. In addition to
numerous publications and conference presentations, Dr. Yovanoff consults
routinely with government and research institutions. Current research interests
include psychometric modeling of assessments for special populations,
specification of optimal cut-scores for classification decisions, and culturally
sensitive measurement and assessment for educational decisions.