Department Chair and Professor
Since arriving at the Lynch School in 1983 through his current position as Department Chair of Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment, Larry Ludlow has rigorously advanced how learning is assessed and teaching is improved. In the process, he has helped advance measurement methodology across numerous disciplines.
His major areas of research include Rasch model applications, longitudinal course evaluations, quantitative procedures for complexity theory, and longitudinal changes in social network structures.
An American Educational Research Association Fellow, Ludlow received the Patricia B. Elmore Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation from the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling/Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development.
Under his leadership, students are challenged to combine theory and practice to bring valuable new knowledge to research areas such as psychometrics, nursing, social work, physical rehabilitation, counseling, and educational administration.
Moscow, Russia. Higher School of Economics, School of Education: Consultant for PhD program development
Dublin, Ireland. Dublin City University, Center for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education: Advisory Board member
Auckland, New Zealand. University of Auckland: Consultant on variety of research projects
Ludlow L.H., Baez-Cruz M., Chang W.-C. C., & Reynolds K. (2020). Rasch/Guttman Scenario Scales: A Methodological Framework. Journal of Applied Measurement, 21(4), 361-378.
Wentzell K., Vessey J.A., Laffel L., & Ludlow L.H. (2020). Diabetes Distress in Emerging Adults: Refining the Problem Areas in Diabetes—Emerging Adult Version Using Rasch Analysis. Journal of Applied Measurement, 21(4), 481-495.
Reynolds K. & Ludlow L. (2020). Does Instructor Availability Matter? Evidence from Course Evaluations. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 31(1), 5-27.
Rogers E.S., Millner U.C., Ludlow L.H., Lord E.M., & Russinova Z. (2020). Development of a Comprehensive Inventory of Community Participation among Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. DOI: 10.1037/prj0000450
Ludlow L.H., Placencio-Castro M., & Scanlan M. (2020). Characterizing Change within a Two-Way Immersion Network of Schools Promoting Bilingual Education: A Social Network Analysis. The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 20(1), 11-34. DOI: 10.18848/2327-0020/CGP/v20i01/11-34
Ludlow L.H., Anghel E., Szendey O., O’Keefe T., Howell B., Matz-Costa C., & Braun H. (2020). The Boston College Living a Life of Meaning and Purpose (BC-LAMP) Portfolio: An Application of Rasch/Guttman Scenario Methodology. Journal of Applied Measurement, 21(2), 134-153.
Antipkina I. & Ludlow L.H. (2020). Measuring Parental Involvement as a Holistic Concept Using Rasch/Guttman Scenario Scales. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 38(7), 846-865. DOI: 10.1177/0734282920903164