Dr. Mark J. Gierl is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. His specialization is educational and psychological testing. He received his PhD from the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Gierl’s current research program focuses on automatic item generation. He wrote the most recent book on this topic, "Advanced Methods in Automatic Item Generation" (Routledge, 2021), with Professor Hollis Lai and Mr. Vasily Tanygin. Professor Gierl holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Educational Measurement.
Educational and psychological measurement, focusing on assessment engineering, including cognitive modeling, automatic item generation, automated test assembly, and automatic essay scoring; psychometric methods for evaluating test translation and adaptation