Dr. Jeff Douglas of Statistics has been elected President of the Psychometric Society for the 2021-2022 term. Professor Douglas will begin his term as President-elect shortly after the 2020 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS), which will be held at the University of Maryland, July 14-17, 2020. As President-elect he will begin his tenure on the executive committee of the Psychometric Society and serve for three years following the annual meeting. During that time, Professor Douglas will serve as President-elect until the end of the second annual meeting post-election, at which time he will then assume the role of President for one year. After the term as President expires, Dr. Douglas will immediately serve in the role of Past President during his final year on the Executive Committee.
Every year, Regular and Student Members of the Psychometric Society elect a new President, two new members of the Board of Trustees and one new member of the Editorial Council for Psychometrika (official journal of the Psychometric Society). The two new members of the Board of Trustees and one new member of the Editorial Council will start their terms on the last day of the first annual meeting following the elections. Members of the Board of Trustees serve for three years and members of the Editorial Council serve for six years.
The Psychometric Society is a nonprofit professional organization devoted to the advancement of quantitative measurement practices in psychology, education, and the social sciences.