Cengiz Zopluoglu, Associate Professor, joined the faculty in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership at the University of Oregon in June 2020 after serving seven years in the Research, Measurement, and Evaluation program at the University of Miami. Dr. Zopluoglu received his Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods in Education program from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He was teaching math in a middle school in Turkey and moved to the U.S. in 2007 after he was awarded a highly competitive scholarship from the Turkish Ministry of National Education for graduate study in the U.S. in educational measurement.
Prior to his faculty experience, Dr. Zopluoglu held research assistant positions with the Quantitative Methods in Education program and Office of Research and Consultation Services at the University of Minnesota, and also had the privilege of doing psychometric research at the Minneapolis Public Schools in Minnesota and ACT, Inc. in Iowa. Dr. Zopluoglu has taught advanced-level graduate courses on psychometrics and statistical methodology including General Linear Models, Item Response Theory, Measurement and Psychometric Theory, Categorical Data Analysis, and Data Analysis with R in Educational and Behavioral Research. Dr. Zopluoglu has substantial experience in providing statistics and measurement consultation to faculty and students on their projects.
His methodological publications have appeared in leading measurement and statistics journals including Applied Psychological Measurement, Behavior Research Methods, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Psychometrika, Psychological Methods, and Structural Equation Modeling as well as in journals focusing on applied research.
His most recent work and personal blog can be accessed from his personal website at cengiz.me