Ray Reichenberg, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Nebraska Academy for Methodology, Analytics and Psychometrics

Ray Reichenberg’s research aims to develop innovative approaches to applying advanced techniques in measurement (e.g., computational psychometrics) and quantitative research methods (e.g., latent variable modeling) to problems in education with the goal of improving teaching and learning. Most of his work falls into four program areas: 1) methodological investigations of statistical models for capturing latent constructs under complex measurement scenarios with a particular focus on measuring growth (e.g., longitudinal diagnostic assessments); 2) applied research in the area of digital learning with a focus on assessment (e.g., game/simulation-based assessment) and social-emotional components of learning; 3) applications of psychometric theory and best practices in test/scale development to address problems in education; and 4) interdisciplinary work in collaboration with content-area experts using advanced statistical techniques to answer critical questions in educational contexts.

Reichenberg holds a doctorate in family and human development, master’s degrees in educational psychology and curriculum and instruction, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing, all from Arizona State University. Prior to joining UNL, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at The George Washington University and also served as a public school educator and gifted education specialist at the K-8 level.