Photo caption: Associate Professors Kevin Fortner and Hongli Li and Jennifer Esposito, chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, pose for a photo at the College of Education & Human Development’s Faculty Awards Luncheon on March 31.
story by Claire Miller
Hongli Li, associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, is the 2022 recipient of the College of Education & Human Development’s Outstanding Faculty Research Award.
The college’s annual faculty awards celebrate excellence in three areas: teaching, service to the profession and community, and research and scholarship. Awardees have published extensively, mentored numerous educators and peers, secured significant grant funding, and represented Georgia State University and the college in school systems, community organizations and in their disciplines.
The Outstanding Faculty Research Award recognizes a full-time faculty member in the college for outstanding achievement in the area of scholarship.
Li graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Ph.D. in educational psychology specializing in educational measurement. Her primary research areas are applied measurement and quantitative methods in education. In particular, she is interested in measurement validity, and how testing influences teaching and learning (cognitive diagnostic modeling and formative assessment). Her most recent work includes peer assessment and measurement issues in the online learning environment. Li’s articles have appeared in refereed journals such as Applied Psychological Measurement, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, Applied Measurement in Education, Educational Assessment, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, Educational Research and Evaluation, Language Testing and Language Assessment Quarterly. Her research is currently supported by the Spencer Foundation, among other sources. She is also a co-investigator for the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy project. At Georgia State University, Dr. Li teaches structural equation modeling, item response theory, hierarchical linear modeling, and other measurement and quantitative methods courses.
Li was recognized with the other CEHD awardees at the college’s Faculty Awards Luncheon on March 31.
To learn more about the awards, visit https://education.gsu.edu/cehd-faculty-awards.