Deborah Bandalos

Deborah Bandalos, Ph.D., is a Professor and Director of the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program within the Department of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University.


Bandalos’s research areas include scale development, exploratory factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. She has taught courses in measurement theory, exploratory factor analysis, latent variable models, and missing data methods for over 30 years.

Bandalos is the author of the book Measurement Theory and Applications for the Social Sciences and has published numerous articles and book chapters on item development, statistical methods, and their applications.

She is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and an elected member of the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

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