University of Wisconsin–Madison

Daniel Bolt, PhD

Professor, Educational Psychology

Daniel Bolt, PhD

PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Contact Information

Room 1086, Educational Sciences Building
1025 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706

Research Statement

My interests are in the theory and application of psychometric methods in education and psychology. I am especially interested in the application of latent variable models for purposes of test validation, assessment of individual differences (such as response styles), and cognitive diagnosis.

Most of my research is in item response theory (IRT), including its application to issues such as differential item functioning and test dimensionality assessment. I am also interested in the development of nonparametric IRT methods, which relax certain modeling assumptions and have the potential to increase the flexibility and efficiency of IRT in many testing applications.

Selected Publications