Three Faculty Members

Megan Valley | March 7, 2017

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Notre Dame Associate Professors Lijuan Wang, Guangjian Zhang, and Zhiyong Zhang have recently been elected to the Society for Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

A small, selective society that facilitates high-level research and interaction among its affiliates, SMEP is limited to 65 active members.

With the trio’s election, Notre Dame’s Department of Psychology now has six members in the society—no other department in the country has more. Gitta Lubke, Scott Maxwell, and Ke-Hai Yuan are also members.

“It’s a great honor to be part of the organization,” Wang said. “Many of the members are authors of research articles that I have enjoyed reading and researchers I admire very much. It’s great to be able to interact with them academically and learn from them via this channel.”

Wang’s research focuses on developing, evaluating, and applying statistical methods and models for psychological and behavioral data analysis.

“I am interested in quantitative methods for analyzing repeatedly measured data to study how and why people change over time or age,” she said. “I am also interested in investigating how to analyze data from inter-related individuals such as the mother, father, and kids from a family to better understand family dynamics.”

The society allows researchers to stay up-to-date on current research, Guangjian Zhang said.

“Members of the society are experts on methodology issues in multivariate experimental psychology” he said. “I particularly like the interactive meeting format of the SMEP. It is a great opportunity to hear their ongoing research activities and their thoughts on my research.”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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