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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

James Bovaird – Faculty Fellow

402-472-6945 | jbovaird2@unl.edu

Dr. James Bovaird is a tenured Associate Professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is interested in improving current quantitative methods and implementing new applications to better answer the questions of the field. He teaches graduate and PhD students in modeling and in educational psychology and measurements. Dr. Bovaird is the Director of the Statistics and Research Methodology Unit for the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Family, and Schools. He is also a Co-Principal Investigator and Core Director for the National Center for Research on Rural Education and involved with the American Psychological associations, the Psychometric Society, the National Rural Education Association, and Division D of the American Educational Research Association. He has a background in general and applied statistics and received both his PhD in Quantitative Psychology and MA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kansas. His BA and BS in Biology and Psychology, respectively, are from Baker University.