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Dr. Dumas received his PhD in Educational Psychology and MA in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Maryland at College Park. Before coming to DU, he was Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Howard University. In general, his research focuses on understanding student learning, cognition, and creativity through the application of latent variable methods, especially multidimensional item-response theory and non-linear growth models. He believes deeply in the power of quantitative research such as this for improving the field’s current understanding of learning, and supporting the academic development of all students. When not on campus, he can be found backcountry camping, downhill skiing, or practicing yoga. Please see more about Denis' teaching philosophy, research interests, and publications on his DU Portfolio page.