Randall Penfield


School of Education

Office: 324 School of Education Building

Randall Penfield is a professor of educational measurement and assessment and the Dean of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, his M.A. in Physiological Psychology from York University, and his Ph.D. in Measurement and Applied Statistics from the University of Toronto. He has worked as an educational statistician and was Interim Dean prior to his current position as Dean. His research has focused on issues of fairness in testing, validity of test scores, and the advancement of methods and statistical models used in the field of assessment, and has served as co-principal investigator or consultant on several federal grants funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. He has also been awarded the 2005 Early Career Award by the National Council on Measurement in Education, and was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association in 2011.