Stephen Stark is a Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology at the University of South Florida. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2002 with a Ph.D. in psychology (industrial-organizational (I-O) major, quantitative minor), and he has a B.S. degree in physics from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Stark’s research and teaching focuses on measurement and selection with emphasis on item response theory (IRT) forced-choice models, computerized adaptive testing, differential item functioning, and aberrant response detection. His research has provided a basis for several assessments used by the U.S. military, most notably the Army’s Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS) and the Navy Computerized Adaptive Personality Scales (NCAPS). Dr. Stark is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the U.S. Army Research Institute Consortium Fellows Program. He is editor of the International Journal of Testing and serves on the editorial boards of Applied Psychological Measurement, Journal of Educational Measurement, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Personnel Assessment and Decisions. He also serves on the International Test Commission Council, the GRE Technical Advisory Committee, and the APA Council of Representatives representing SIOP.
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