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Associate Professor Rhemtulla Selected as Chancellor's Fellow

Associate Professor of Psychology Mijke Rhemtulla was selected to be a 2021-2022 Chancellor’s Fellow, and will receive an award of $25,000 to be used in support of her research, teaching, and service activities. The Chancellor’s Fellows Program was established in 2000 to honor the achievements of outstanding faculty members early in their careers. Dr. Rhemtulla received this award in recognition of the outstanding quality and significance of her research and teaching.

Dr. Rhemtulla directs the Psychological Models and Measurement Lab in the Psychology Department. Her lab develops and studies statistical models for representing psychological constructs and the relations among them. In particular, Dr. Rhemtulla is well known for her expertise in methods and models within the structural equation modeling (SEM) framework, focusing on practical issues such as how to fit models to ordinal and incomplete data, how to optimize planned missing data designs for SEM models, and how to use item parcels to minimize bias. She also studies theoretical problems, such as how to interpret latent variable representations of psychological constructs, and what theoretical implications arise from competing (e.g., network) models of psychological constructs. Her innovative work is internationally recognized.