Biography

Dr. Lei teaches courses in statistics and measurement theories. Her research interests are in methodological issues of multivariate statistical analyses, particularly structural equation modeling, and in applications of item response theory. Dr. Lei’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of advanced statistical methods and measurement theories. Her research has focused on applications of item response theory (IRT) and methodological issues of multivariate statistical analyses. Currently, she is studying issues related to applications of structural equation modeling (SEM), multilevel modeling, and IRT modeling. 

Research Interests

Methodological Issues of Multivariate Statistical analyses; Structural Equation Modeling; Application of Item Response Theory

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Measurement and Statistics, The University of Iowa, 2001
  • M.S., Educational Measurement and Statistics, The University of Iowa, 1997
  • B.S., Applied Psychology, Bemidji State University, 1994
  • B.A., Psychology, Bemidji State University, 1994