Fujimoto, Ken A.

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Measurement and Statistics

Office #:  Lewis Towers 1136, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6682


CV Link: Fujimoto CV


One area of my research consists of developing novel Bayesian parametric and nonparametric item response theory (IRT) models to more effectively examine the quality of educational and psychological test data. Another aspect of my research focuses on evaluating and refining rating instruments that measure the quality of daycare centers and mental health-related constructs.


  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Program Areas

  • Research Methodology

Research Interests

  • Parametric and Nonparametric Item Response Theory Modeling
  • Bayesian Data Analysis
  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Educational and Psychological Test Design

Courses Taught

  • RMTD 404: Introduction to Educational Statistics
  • RMTD 430: Psychological Measurement
  • RMTD 432: Item Response Theory
  • RMTD 403: Survey Research

Selected Publications

  • Fujimoto, K. A. & Hwang, W.-C. (2014). Acculturative family distancing: Psychometric analysis with the extended two-tier IRT. Psychological Assessment, 26(2), 493-512.
  • Fujimoto, K. A. & Karabatsos, G. (2014). Dependent Dirichlet process rating model. Applied Psychological Measurement, 38(3), 217–228.