Dr. Jinyan Huang

Dr. Jinyan Huang

Professor of Leadership and Policy

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ACAD Room 325 F
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Jinyan Huang (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Leadership and Policy at Niagara University. Dr. Huang earned his Ph.D. (2007) in measurement, assessment and quantitative research methods from Queen's University at Kingston in Canada. As part of his Ph.D. program, he studied at the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME) (2004) at the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. Huang's areas of research centre on large-scale assessment, leadership, and policy issues. Specifically, he is interested in the following three issues: a) factors or level of factors that affect students' large-scale standardized test scores; b) assessment issues (reliability, validity, and fairness) in schools and universities; and c) the use of assessment data for supporting leadership and policies. Such a focus enables Dr. Huang to concentrate on the use of his research expertise in multivariate statistical methods, factor analysis and structural equation modeling (SEM), hierarchal linear modeling (HLM), generalizability (G-) theory, and item response theory (IRT).