Kurt F. Geisinger, Ph.D.
Dr. Kurt Geisinger is W.C. Meierhenry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska. A specialist in testing and psychometric theory, Dr. Geisinger has also focused on high-stakes tests for admissions and personnel selection, performance assessment, legal issues in testing, and testing of language minorities and individuals with disabilities.
Dr. Geisinger was previously professor and department chair in Psychology at Fordham University, as well as director of Fordham’s psychometrics Doctoral Program. He has been Dean of Arts & Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego, Academic Vice President at LeMoyne College, and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of St. Thomas.
Dr. Geisinger is a six-time Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society as well as a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. He is a past chair of the Graduate Record Examination Board and a past member of the College Board’s SAT Committee as well as chair of the Research Committee. He has won the Leo D. Doherty Award by the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) for leadership in educational research as well as NERA’s Thomas J. Donlon Award for distinguished mentoring. He is president-elect of the International Test Commission and the Assessment and Evaluation division of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Dr. Geisinger has a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, a master’s from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from Penn State University, where he was named an alumni fellow in 2017.