Seock-Ho Kim

Biography

Seock-Ho Kim is Professor in the program area of Quantitative Methodology of Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia. He currently serves as the review board member of Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science and KEDI Journal of Educational Policy. He has served as the review board member of Journal of Educational Measurement, Educational and Psychological Measurement, and School Psychology Quarterly. He is a co-author with Frank B. Baker of “Item Response Theory: Parameter Estimation Techniques (2nd ed.).” He is the author of numerous publications in educational measurement, psychometrics, and applied statistics. He is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Statistical Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the Psychometric Society. He received the BA degree (1983) from Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, and the MS (1986) and PhD (1991) degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his colleagues, Drs. Sun-Joo Cho, Allan S. Cohen, and Brian A. Bottage, received the ‘National Council on Measurement in Education 2011 Annual Award.’ He was President (2010-2011) and Vice President (2009-2010) of the Korean-American Educational Researchers Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • Item Response Theory
  • Applied Statistics
  • Psychometrics
  • Educational Measurement

Interests

  • Item Response Theory
  • Applied Statistics
  • Psychometrics
  • Educational Measurement

Academic Affiliations

Education

  •  PhD in Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methodology, 1991
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  •  MS in Educational Psychology, Quantitative Methodology, 1986
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  •  BA in Education, 1983
    Korea University, South Korea

Contact

 706-542-4224 (office)

Research Summary

Seock-Ho Kim published his papers in the area of educational measurement, psychometrics, and applied statistics. Specifically his research topics include differential item functioning, equating/linking, and parameter estimation methods in item response theory. His papers appeared in Journal of Educational Measurement, Applied Psychological Measurement, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Psychometrka, Applied Measurement in Education, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, International Journal of Testing, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, and School Psychology Quarterly. He and his colleagues also developed many Fortran computer programs that include CIA, IRTDIF, LDID, and LDIP, as well as Java programs contained in the CD accompanied by the co-authored book.

Awards and Accolades

NCME Annual Award for Outstanding Application . . .

National Council on Measurement in Education, 2011

COE Outstanding Teaching Award

University of Georgia, 2004