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W. Holmes Finch Ball State University, USA

W. Holmes Finch (Ph.D. South Carolina) is the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at Ball State University. Prior to coming to Ball State, he worked as a consultant in the Statistics Department at the University of South Carolina for 12 years advising faculty and graduate students on the appropriate statistical methods for their research. Dr. Finch teaches courses in statistical and research methodology as well as psychometrics and educational measurement. His research interests involve issues in psychometrics, including dimensionality assessment, differential item functioning, generalizability theory and unfolding models. In addition, he pursues research in multivariate statistics, particularly those involving nonparametric techniques. He is the co-author of Multilevel Modeling Using R (with Holden, J.E., & Kelley, K., CRC Press, 2014); Applied Psychometrics Using SAS (with French, B.F. & Immekus, J., Information Age, 2014); and Latent Variable Models in R (with French, B.F., Routledge, 2015).