Key Professional Appointments

Associate Professor Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1971 - 2003

Assistant Professor Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1967 - 1971

Post-Doctoral Fellow R & D Center for Cognitive Learning, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1966 - 1967

Research Psychologist Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis, 1963 - 1964


Ph.D., Psychology, Washington University at St. Louis, 1966

A.B., Psychology, Washington University at St. Louis, 1963

Awards, Honors, Associations

Outstanding Teacher of the Year Department of Educational Psychology, 1998 - 1998

Harold Mitzel Award for Outstanding Contribution of Research to Practice, Journal of Educational Research, 1995 - 1995

Research & Service

My research foci vary between applied measurement (standardized testing, generalizability theory, item response theory) and statistical modeling (structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear models), with special interest in applications to longitudinal data.

The most recent manifestations of these interests have been a study of the relationship between scores from constructed response and multiple choice test items, on the one hand, and growth curve models for longitudinal data. These topics are likely to remain my primary emphases in the near future.


Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., & Wardrop, J. (2001) Chronicity and instability of children's peer victimization experiences as predictors of loneliness and social satisfaction trajectories Child Development 72, 134-151

Farmer, H., Wardrop, J., & Rotella, S. (1999) What antecedent factors differentiate women and men in science careers from those in other career fields: A longitudinal study Psychology of Women Quarterly 23, 763-780

Farmer, H., Wardrop, J., Anderson, M., & Risinger, R. (1995) Women's career choices: Focus on science, math, and technology careers Journal of Counseling Psychology 42 (2), 155-170

Meyer, L., Stull, S., Wardrop, J., & Linn, R. (1994) The effects of reading storybooks aloud to children Journal of Educational Research 88, 69-85

Shatzer, J., Wardrop, J., Williams, R., & Hatch, T. (1994) The generalizability of performance on different station length standardized patient cases Teaching and Learning in Medicine 6 (1), 54-58

James Wardrop

Associate Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology


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