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    CINDY M. WALKER School of Education Duquesne University

    Office Phone: (412) 396-1360 Cell Phone: (414) 218-2442 E-mail: cmwalker@duq.edu

    EDUCATION Ph.D. (1998) University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Major: Educational Psychology Area: Statistics and Measurement M.S. (1995) Illinois State University, Normal, IL Major: Mathematics Minor: Mathematics Education B.S. (1989) Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL Major: Mathematics Minor: Computer Science EXPERIENCE Dean (2016 present) Associate Dean of Research & Engaged Scholarship (2012 2016)

    School of Education, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania School of Education, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI.

    Professor (2011 - 2016) Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

    Associate Professor (2004 - 2011) Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

    Director, (2002 - present) Consulting Office for Research and Evaluation

    School of Education, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI.

    Assistant Professor (2000 - 2004) Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

    Assistant Professor (1998 - 2000) College of Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

    Statistical Analyst (1997 - 1998) School of Social Work, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.

    Research Assistant (1996-1998) Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.

    Research Assistant (1996 - 1997) Bureau of Educational Research, University of Illinois Champaign, Illinois.

    Teaching Assistant (1996-1997) Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.

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    Research Assistant (1994-1995) Department of Mathematics, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

    Teaching Assistant (1993-1994) Department of Mathematics, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

    Mathematics Instructor (1990 - 1993) Department of Continuing Education, Morton Community College, Cicero, Illinois.

    RESEARCH INTERESTS Educational statistics and measurement, item response theory, multidimensional item response theory, dimensionality, differential item functioning, proficiency classifications, and classroom assessment.

    COURSES TAUGHT Practice of Classroom Assessment, Educational Statistics I and II, Techniques of Educational and Psychological Measurement, Techniques of Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Psychometric Theory and Practice, Item Response Theory, Categorical Data Analysis, Instrument Development. TEXTBOOKS Azen R. & Walker, C. M. (2011). Categorical Data Analysis for the Social Sciences. Taylor &

    Francis, New York, NY. AWARDS Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana

    Champaign (2013).

    Distinguished Service Award, School of Education, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, (2009).

    PUBLICATIONS Walker, C. M. & Ger ahin S. (2016). Using a MIRT Framework to Better Understand

    Differential Item Functioning: A Tale of Three DIF Detection Procedures. Educational and Psychological Measurement. DOI: 10.1177/0013164416657137

    Jacobs, E. A., Walker, C. M., Miller, T., Fletcher, K. A., Ganschow, P. G., Imbert, D., OConnel, M., Neuner, J., Schapira, M. M. (2016). Development and Validation of the Spanish Numeracy Understanding in Medicine Instrument Short Form. Journal of General Internal Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-016-3759-2

    Banks, K., Jeddeeni, A., & Walker, C. M. (2016). Assessing the effect of language demand in bundles of math word problems. International Journal of Testing. DOI:10.1080/15305058.2015.1113972

    Purdy, S., Ning, L., Rice, N., Short, R., Westrum, R., & Walker, C. (2015). An overview of RTI implementation in Wisconsin 2011-2013. Wisconsin State Reading Association, 52(2), 26-35.

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    Ger ahin S., Walker, C. M., & Gelbal, S. (2015). The Impact of Model Misspecification with Multidimensional Test Data (pp.133-44). In van der Ark, L. A., Bolt, D. M., Chow, S. M., Douglas, J. A., and Wang, W. C. (Eds.), Quantitative Psychology Research: The 79th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, New York, NY: Springer.

    Schapira, M. M., Walker, C. M., Miller, T., Fletcher, K. E., Ganschow, P. S., Jacobs, E. A., Imbert, D., OConnell, M., Neuner, J. (2014). Development and validation of the Numeracy Understanding in Medicine Instrument (NUMi) Short Form. Journal of Health Communication 19, 240-53.

    Schapira, M. M., Walker, C. M., Cappaert, K. J., Ganschow, P. S., Fletcher, K. E., McGinley, E. L., Del Pozo, S., Schauer, C., Tarima, S., Jacobs, E. A. (2012). The Numeracy Understanding in Medicine Instrument (NUMi): A measure of health numeracy. Journal of Medical Decision Making, 32, 851-55.

    Walker, C. M., Zhang, B., Banks, K. & Cappaert, K. J. (2012). Establishing effect size guidelines for interpreting the results of differential bundle functioning analyses using SIBTEST. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 72, 415-434.

    Beretvas, S. N. & Walker, C. M. (2012). Distinguishing differential testlet functioning from differential bundle functioning using the multilevel measurement model. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 72, 182-199.

    Schapira, M. M., Jacobs, E. A., Ganschow, P. S., Walker, C. M., Tyler, B. Del Pozo, S., Schauer, C., & Fletcher, K. E. (2011). The meaning of numbers in health: Exploring health numeracy in a Hispanic population. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26, 705-711.

    Walker, C. M. (2011). What's the DIF? Why differential item functioning analyses are an important part of instrument development and validation. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29, 364-376.

    Schmitt, T. A., Sass, D. A., Sullivan, J. R. & Walker, C. M. (2010). A monte-carlo simulation investigating the validity and reliability of ability estimation in item response theory with speeded computer adaptive tests. International Journal of Testing, 10, 1-32.

    Schapira, M. M., Walker, C. M. & Sedivy, S. K. (2009). Evaluating existing measures of health numeracy using item response theory. Patient Education and Counseling,75, 308-14.

    Zhang, B. & Walker, C. M. (2008). Impact of missing data on person model fit and person trait estimation. Applied Psychological Measurement 32, 466-79.

    Sass, D. A., Schmitt, T. A., & Walker, C. M. (2008). Estimating skewed latent trait distributions within item response theory using fixed and estimated item parameters. Applied Measurement in Education, 21, 61-88.

    Walker, C. M., Zhang, B. & Surber, J. (2008). Using a multidimensional differential item functioning framework to determine if reading ability affects student performance in mathematics. Applied Measurement in Education, 21, 162-81.

    Walker, C. M., Azen, R. & Schmitt, T. A. (2006). Statistical versus substantive dimensionality:

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    The effect of distributional differences on dimensionality assessment using DIMTEST. Educational and Psychological Measurement 66, 721-38.

    Walker, C. M., Gosz, J. K. & Huinker, D. (2005). Measuring the effect of the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership on student achievement. Proceedings of the MSP Evaluation Summit: Evidence-based Findings. Available on-line at hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/12694

    Zhang, B. & Walker, C. M. (2005). A Review of Wide Range Achievement Test Expanded Edition. In B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara & R. A. Spies (Eds.) Mental Measurements Yearbook. Buros Institute of Mental Measurements: Lincoln, NE.

    Fouad, N. A. & Walker, C. M. (2005). Understanding cultural influences in career choices: A differential item analysis of the STRONG interest inventory. Journal of Vocational Behavior 66, 104-123.

    Ackerman, T. A., Gierl, M. J., & Walker, C. M. (2003). An NCME Instructional Module on using multidimensional item response theory to evaluate educational and psychological tests. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 22(3), 37-53.

    Walker, C. M. & Beretvas S. N. (2003). Comparing multidimensional and unidimensional proficiency classifications: Multidimensional IRT as a diagnostic aid. Journal of Educational Measurement 40, 255-275.

    Walker, C. M. (2003). A Review of STAR Math. In B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara & R. A. Spies (Eds.) Supplement to the Fourteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Buros Institute of Mental Measurements: Lincoln, NE.

    Walker, C. M. (2003). A Review of the Progressive Achievement Tests in Mathematics In B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara & R. A. Spies (Eds.) Supplement to the Fourteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Buros Institute of Mental Measurements: Lincoln, NE.

    Walker, C. M. (2001). Software Review: A review of DIFPACK. International Journal of Testing, 1, 305-317.

    Walker, C. M. & Beretvas, S. N. (2001). An empirical investigation demonstrating the multidimensional DIF paradigm: A cognitive explanation for DIF. Journal of Educational Measurement, 38, 147-163.

    Walker, C. M., Beretvas, S. N. & Ackerman, T. A. (2001). An examination of conditioning variables used in computer adaptive testing for DIF analyses. Applied Measurement in Education (14)1, 3-16.

    Harnisch, D. L., Kavusssanu, M., Walker, C. M., & Walker, B. (1996). Student Characteristics and Program Quality (pp. 119 - 173). In Robert E. Stake, Lizanne DeStefano, Delwyn L. Harnisch, Kathryn Sloane, & Rita Davis (Eds.), Evaluation of the National Youth Sports Program.

    PRESENTATIONS Sahin, S. G. & Walker, C. M. (April, 2016). Using Differential Item Functioning to Test for

    Inter-Rater Reliability in Educational Testing. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Washington D.C.

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    Banks, K. & Walker, C. M. (April 2016). Impact of Differential Bundle Functioning on Test Performance of Focal Examinees. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Washington D.C.

    Reisel, J. R., Walker, C. M., Cancado, L. (June, 2015). Defining a Successful Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, Seattle, WA.

    Walker, C. M. & Ger ahin, S. (April, 2015). Using a MIRT Framework to Better Understand Differential Item Functioning. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL.

    Zeng, W., Tang, S., & Walker, C. M. (April, 2015). Do the Step Parameters Matters When doing DIF Detection on Dichotomized Responses? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL.

    Banks, K. B., Walker, C. M., & Jeddeeni, A. (April, 2015). Assessing the Effect of Language Demand in Math Word Problems. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL.

    Zeng, W., Lin, H., & Walker, C. M. (April, 2015). Designs of Test Batteries with Adaptive Multistage Testing Models. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, Chicago, IL.

    Gocer Sahin S., Walker, C. M., Gelbal, S. (July, 2014). The Impact of Model Misspecification with Multidimensional Test Data. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Madison WI.

    Short, R., Rice, N., Purdy, S., & Walker, C. (2014, May). RtI: What Works in Wisconsin. Paper presented at the International Reading Association 59th Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.

    Walker, C. M. (June, 2014). The Relationship between Dimensionality and Differential Item Functioning. Invited keynote address at the Congress of Measurement and Evaluation in Education and Psychology, Ankara Turkey.

    Ning L. Walker, C. M., & Zhang B. (May, 2014). Realistic IRT item parameter generation for Monte Carlo simulation studies. Paper presented at the Modern Modeling Methods (M3) conference, University of Connecticut.

    Cappaert, K., Finch, H., & Walker, C. M. (April, 2014). Simultaneous Uniform and Non-Uniform DIF Detection: A MIMIC Model Approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, PA.

    Miller, T., & Walker, C. M. (April, 2014). Measuring Inter-rater Reliability in Performance Assessment Items Using DIF. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, PA.

    Tang S., Zeng, W., Walker, C. M. & Potter, N. (April, 2014). DIF Analysis when Recoding Polytomous Responses as Dichotomous. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, PA.

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    Wen, Y., & Walker, C. M. (April, 2014). DIF Analysis in Multilevel Data. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, Philadelphia, PA.

    Short, R., Rice, N., Walker, C., Purdy, S., & Westrum, R. (2014, February). RtI: What Works in Wisconsin. Paper presented at Wisconsin State Reading Association 2014 Convention, Milwaukee, WI.

    Schapira, M. Okamoto, M., Hokkaido, O., Kyuotuko, Y. Sugimoto, Y., Dan, I., Miller, T., Walker, C. M. (January, 2014). Translation and Application of the Numeracy Understanding in Medicine Instrument in Japan. Paper presented at the Inaugural Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society of Medical Decision Making, Singapore.

    Okamoto, M., Kyutoku, Y., Walker, C. M., Miller, T., Sugimoto, Y., Clowney, L., Dan, I., Schapira, M. (October, 2013). Translation and Application of the Numeracy Understanding in Medicine Instrument in Japan. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Medical Decision Making, Baltimore, MD.

    Schapira, M., Walker, C. M., Ganschow, P., Jacobs, E., Fletcher, K. Neuner, J., Miller, T., Imbert, D. (October, 2013). Development of a Computer Adaptive Test of Health Numeracy: The CAT Numeracy Understanding in Medicine Instrument (CAT-NUMi). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Medical Decision Making, Baltimore, MD.

    Wen, Y., & Walker, C. M. (July, 2013). (DIF): A Detection of measurement invariance combined approach of multilevel IRT models and multilevel mixture factor models. Paper presentation at Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Arnhem, Netherlands.

    Cappaert, K. J., Walker, C. M., & Zhang, B. (April, 2013). Partial cancellation in differential bundle functioning: Influences on the detection rate, ability estimates, and the standard error of the beta statistics. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

    Walker, C. M., Zhang, B., Banks, K., & Cappaert, K. J. (April, 2011). A New Perspective on Effect Size Guidelines for SIBTEST. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

    Walker, C. M. (March, 2011)....