T. Chris Oshima, Ph.D.
Georgia State University
Department of Educational Policy Studies
PO Box 3977
Atlanta, GA 30302-3977
Dr. T. Chris Oshima was a Measurement and Statistical Analysis Consultant of CSAL. She is a Full Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1989 with a Ph.D. in Foundations of Education specializing in Research & Evaluation Design, Testing & Measurement, and Data Analysis Methods. During her tenure at Georgia State University, she has taught numerous courses in quantitative methods and measurement, including Quantitative Methods and Analysis I, II, III, Educational Measurement, Introduction to Item Response Theory and Advanced Item Response Theory. Her primary research interests are in educational measurement and statistics, especially in the area of Item Response Theory (IRT) and Differential Item Functioning (DIF). She has published over 30 articles in refereed journals and presented over 60 papers in the national and international conferences. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Educational Measurement, Applied Psychological Measurement, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Applied Measurement in Education, and British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. Her primary contribution in those articles was to help develop a DIF technique in the framework of IRT. The software for the DIF technique (DFIT8) was published in 2009 from Assessment Systems Corporation and is now widely available. She is expected to contribute to the CSAL Project in the area of instrument development, instrument evaluation, and statistical analysis of data.