Institute for Global Studies
Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
Application of statistical models, psychometric methods in education
Meng Fan received his M.S. degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Kentucky. During his Master’s studies, Fan explored research areas in educational psychology, specifically, advanced statistical (quantitative) methods, data analysis of large-scale (state, national, and international) surveys, educational measurement, and organizational (school) effectiveness and improvement. His research interests include the theory and application of psychometric methods in education and related fields. Currently he is working on the development, evaluation, and refinement of multi-item instruments (e.g., Global Engagement Measurement Scale) using classical test theory, factor analytic models, and item response theory (e.g., Rasch model). In addition, Fan is also interested in the application of statistical models (e.g., hierarchical linear modeling; structural equation modeling) to complex data structures.
- B.A. in English Education, Southwest University, China
- M.S. in Educational Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
- Research Assistant, Institute for Global Studies, University of Delaware (2014–present)
- Research Assistant, Center for Research in Education and Social Policies (CRESP), University of Delaware (2015–2015)
- Research Assistant, Robinson Scholar Program, University of Kentucky (2013–July 2014)
- Research/Teaching Assistant, Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), University of Kentucky (2012–2013)
Honors and Awards
- Professional Development Award, University of Delaware (2015)
- Ashland Fellowship,University of Kentucky (2013)
- Fan, M. (2016). “Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Global Engagement Measurement Scale.” Paper presented to the convention of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, May, 2016, Galloway, NJ.
- May, H., Karpyn, A., Xie, Y., Wang, R., & Fan, M. (2016). “Assessment of the Impact of Monetary Incentives on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Consumers.” Paper presented the convention of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, May, 2016, Galloway, NJ.
- Liu, R., Bradley, K., & Fan, M. (2016). “Using Multilevel Logistic Regression Model to Investigate the Factors Influencing 15-Year-Old Students’ Mathematics Achievement.” Paper presented to the convention of the American Educational Research Association, April, 2016, Washington, DC.
- Ma, X., & Fan, M., (2015). “Stability of Academic Performance across Science Subjects among Students: Emerging Evidence from Representative Chinese Data.” Paper presented to the convention of the American Educational Research Association, April 2015, Chicago, IL.