Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Ying Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Dealy 216
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: 718-817-5159
Fax: 718-817-3785
Email: yliu22@fordham.edu
Office Hours: Thursdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Education | Research | Projects | Courses | Professional Expertise | PublicationsPresentations


Education Top
  • 2009 Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2007 M.A., Quantitative Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2005 M.S., Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Major Research Interests Top
  • Improving the use of item response theory in psychological and health-related measurement
  • Developing unfolding/ideal-point models for attitude and preference measures
  • New innovations in cognitive diagnosis models, a family of latent class models that provides diagnostic profile information
  • Improving the use of structural equation modeling techniques in behavioral research

Projects Top
  • A General Item Response Model for Surveys with Filter Questions: An Innovative Data Analysis Technique with Wide Applications (PI; sponsored by Fordham University)

Courses Top
  • PSYC 2000 - Statistics
  • PSYC 7835 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • Item Response Theory
  • Psychometric Theory

Further Professional Expertise/Experience/Tasks  Top
  • Member, Psychometric Society
  • Member, National Council on Measurement in Education
  • Member, American Statistical Association

Selected Publications Top

Selected Presentations Top
  • Liu, Y. & Verkuilen, J. (2010, July). An item response model for filter questions with mixed response types. Paper presented at the Psychometric Society Annual Meeting, Athens, GA.
  • de la Torre, J. & Liu, Y. (2008, March). A cognitive diagnosis model for continuous responses. Paper Presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting, New York City, NY.
  • Liu, Y. & Douglas, J. A. (2007, April). Person fit in cognitive diagnosis (with the emphasis on applications). Paper presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • McBride, B. A., Dyer, W. J., & Liu, Y. (2007, April). Fathers' early parenting and home/school partnerships: Does early involvement make a difference. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • McBride, B.A., Dyer, W. J., & Liu, Y. (2007, March). The differential impact of early father and mother involvement on later student achievement. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Liu, Y. & Douglas, J. A. (June, 2006). Person fit in cognitive diagnosis models (with the emphasis on theoretical build-up). Paper presented at the Psychometric Society Annual Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Liu, Y. & Verkuilen, J. (June, 2006). Ideal point IRT models for forced choice responses. Poster presented at the Psychometric Society Annual Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • McBride, B.A., Dyer, J., & Liu, Y. (2006, April). Father involvement and student achievement: Variations based on ecological contexts. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

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