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The L.L. Thurstone Psychometric Lab is very pleased to announce that two new faculty will be joining the Lab starting July 1st, 2013.

gatesDr. Kathleen Gates received her Ph.D. in 2011 in Quantitative Psychology from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University under the co-advisement of Dr. Peter Molenaar and Dr. Michael Rovine. Dr. Gates’ program of research is primarily focused on the development, testing, and dissemination of novel algorithms for detecting signal and noise in time series data, particularly as applied to functional MRI data analysis.

lauraDr. Laura Castro-Schilo received her Ph.D. in 2013 in Quantitative Psychology from the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis under the co-advisement of Dr. Keith Widaman and Dr. Kevin Grimm. Dr. Castro-Schilo’s program of research is centered around the development and application of novel multitrait-multimethod measurement models and dynamic individual-level models to longitudinal data, particularly in the study of the development of personality and affective processes in the Mexican culture.