Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. (2000) Quantitative Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • A.M. (1997) Quantitative Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • M.S. (1996) Statistics (with specialization in Psychometrics and Behavioral Statistics), University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • B.Sc. (1993) Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Journal Articles


Technical Reports

  • Azen, R., Bronner, S., & Gafni, N. (1999). Examination of gender bias in admission to Universities in Israel. NITE Technical Report 255. Jerusalem, Israel: National Institute for Testing and Evaluation.

Book Chapters

Presentations at Professional Meetings

Research Interests

  • Ranking of predictor variables: methods for determining an ordering for the predictor variables in various univariate and multivariate statistical models.
  • Model selection: methods for selecting an appropriate model when a large number of possible models are available, such as in multiple regression.
  • Bootstrapping technique: generation of empirical probability distributions in order to model statistics whose distributions are unknown.
  • Multivariate data: detection of differences between groups using multivariate data techniques such as discriminant analysis and clustering methods.
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Research Experience

Teaching Experience


  • UWM Courses (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee); September 2000 – present.
  • Advanced multivariate statistical methods (ICPSR summer program, University of Michigan); Summer 2002, 2003.
  • Introduction to Statistics (PSYC 235, University of Illinois); July – August 1999.

Teaching Assistant

Professional Service Activities

Other skills and Training

  • Programming experience in SAS, SPSS, SYSTAT, S-plus, C, LaTeX.
  • Resampling workshop, July 1996, conducted by Dr. R. Stein at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Workshop on Multidimensional Analysis of Qualitative Data, November 1999, conducted by Dr. S. Nishisato at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.