Department of Teaching & Learning

Paul Yovanoff

Professor & Director of the Ph.D in Education Program



Ph.D., University of Oregon
3101 University Blvd
Suite 345
Dallas, 75205
Box 455
214-768-4079
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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.