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Faculty Fellow

James Bovaird

Focus Areas
Civil & Government Systems
Education & School Safety
Health & Behavioral Health

Dr. James Bovaird is a 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 Ph.D. 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, Families 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 Association, 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 Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology and M.A. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kansas. His B.A. and B.S. in Biology and Psychology, respectively, are from Baker University.


Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology, University of Kansas

M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Kansas

B.A., Biology, Baker University

B.S., Psychology, Baker University