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Leah Feuerstahler

Dr. Leah Feuerstahler portraitAssistant Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae

Email: lfeuerstahler@fordham.edu

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 218
Phone: 718-817-3788

 

 

Education

  • 2011 BS in Psychology
  • 2015 MS in Statistics
  • 2016 PhD in Quantitative/Psychometric Methods

Major Research Interests

  • Item Response Theory
  • Psychometric Model Specification, Fit, and Interpretation
  • Nonparametric Methods
  • Bayesian Statistics

Courses

Undergraduate

  • PSYC 2000 Statistics

Graduate

  • PSYC 5100 Psychometric Theory
  • PSYC 6802 Introduction to Psychological Statistics
  • PSYC 7920 Item Response Theory
  • PSYC 7940 Bayesian Statistics

 

Recent Publications

Feuerstahler, L. M., & Wilson, M. (in press). Scale alignment in the between-items multidimensional partial credit model. Applied Psychological Measurement.  

Fischer, C. B., Ibrahim Puri, L., Macapagal, K., Feuerstahler, L. M., Ahn, J. R.*, & Mustanski, B. (in press). Competence to consent to oral and injectable PrEP trials among adolescent males who have sex with males. Aids and Behavior.

Feuerstahler, L. M. (in press). Metric stability in item response models. Multivariate
Behavioral Research.

Feuerstahler, L. M., Waller, N. G., & MacDonald, A. W. (2020). Improving measurement precision in experimental psychopathology using item response theory. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 80, 695-725.

Saracino, R. M., Aytürk, E.*, Cham, H., Rosenfeld, B., Feuerstahler, L. M., & Nelson, C. J. (2020). Are we accurately evaluating depression in patients with cancer? Psychological Assessment, 32, 98-107.

Feuerstahler, L. M., & Wilson, M. (2019). Scale alignment in between-item multidimensional Rasch models. Journal of Educational Measurement, 56, 280-301.

Gold, J., Barch, D. M., Feuerstahler, L. M., Carter, C. S., MacDonald, A. W., Ragland, J. D., Silverstein, S. M., Strauss, M. E., & Luck, S. J. (2019). Working memory impairment across psychotic disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45, 804-812.

Feuerstahler, L. M., Luck, S. J., MacDonald, A., & Waller, N. G. (2019). A note on the identification of change detection task models to measure storage capacity and attention in visual working memory. Behavior Research Methods, 51, 1360-1370.

Feuerstahler, L. M. (2019). Metric transformations and the filtered monotonic polynomial IRT model. Psychometrika, 84, 105-123.

* indicates student co-author

Recent Presentations

Aytürk, E.*, & Feuerstahler, L. M. (2020, September). Fitting propensities of item response theory models. Virtual conference: National Council on Measurement in Education.

Feng, Y.*, & Feuerstahler, L. M. (2020, September). The application of multiple imputation-based approach on computerized adaptive testing. Virtual conference: National Council on Measurement in Education.

Ahn, J. R.*, & Feuerstahler, L. M. (2020, July). Diagnostic classification using a polytomous measure of Korean organizational commitment. Annual International Meeting of the Psychometric Society. https://www.psychometricsociety.org/imps-2020
    
Silverman, M. R.,* Bennett, R., Davis, K., Feuerstahler, L. M., & Roy, A. (2019, September). Assessing pediatric emotion regulation: A factor analysis of the Emotion Regulation Checklist. Burlington, VT: Congress on Pediatric Irritability and Dysregulation.  

Leon, M.,* Feuerstahler, L. M., Romero, S., & Rasmussen, A. (2019, June). Susto, PTSD, and Cultural Identity in Mexico and the U.S. In T. Brannon (Chair), Intersections between Social Identity and Psychological Distress. Symposium conducted at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, San Diego, California.

Falk, C. F., & Feuerstahler, L. M. (2019, May). On the Performance of Semi- and Non-Parametric Item Response Functions in Computer Adaptive Tests. Calgary, Canada: Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada.

Feuerstahler, L. M. (2018, July). Metric Recovery in IRT Simulation Studies. New York, NY: International Meeting of the Psychometric Society.

Sussman, J., Freund, R., & Feuerstahler, L. M. (2018, April). High Quality Score Reports from a Multidimensional Assessment of Early Childhood Development. New York: Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education.

Draney, K., Feuerstahler, L. M., Kriener-Althen, K., Wihardini, D., & Xia, T. (2017, July). Issues in Applying Multidimensional Item Response Models. Zurich, Switzerland: International Meeting of the Psychometric Society.

Feuerstahler, L. M., & Wilson, M. (2017, July). Scale Alignment in Multidimensional Item Response Models. Zurich, Switzerland: International Meeting of the Psychometric Society.

* indicates student co-author

Professional Affiliations

  • Psychometric Society
  • National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)