Published: April 28, 2017
Jonathan Templin, KU

Professor Jonathan Templin has been selected for the inaugural Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Award, which was announced this week at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio. 

The award was named in honor of "Bob" Linn who was an inspirational leader in the field of measurement and policy and professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California, Los Angeles for more than 40 years. The lecture, held alternately at CU Boulder and UCLA, was created by Linn’s wife Joyce Linn to honor early or midcareer scholars who exemplify insightful and interdisciplinary contributions to educational measurement and policy.

Templin is associate professor of research, evaluation, measurement, and statistics and educational psychology at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on the development of psychometric and general quantitative methods, as applied in the psychological, educational, and social sciences. Templin will deliver the inaugural Linn Memorial Lecture on Friday, Sept. 29 at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

“Dr. Jonathan Templin has merited consideration for the Linn Memorial Lecture Award through his often groundbreaking research and scholarship, his strong service to the profession, and far-ranging instruction contributions, his energy and his desire to improve and advance lives though assessment and research blended with instruction and learning linked through cognitive diagnostic assessment,” said John Poggio, professor of educational psychology and research at the University of Kansas.