Dr. David J. Francis is a Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair and a recipient of the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award and a former member of the National Institute of Health's Behavioral Medicine Study Section.
He is a Fellow of Division 5 (Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics) of the American Psychology Association and current member of the Independent Review Panel for the National Assessment of Title I and the Technical Advisory Group of the What Works Clearing House.
His areas of quantitative interest include modeling of individual growth, multi-level and mixture modeling, structural equation modeling, item response theory, and exploratory data analysis.
Dr. Francis currently collaborates on multiple contracts and grants funded by NICHD, the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, the Texas Education Agency, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Dr. Francis is the Director of Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics.