Mike Edwards is Chief Financial Officer, Consulting Psychometrician, co-Founder, and a managing partner at VPG. In addition to his internal roles, Dr. Edwards regularly participates in projects in his capacity as a psychometrician/quantitative psychologist. He earned his PhD in 2005 from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. His research is generally focused on modern psychometrics with specific emphases on item response theory (IRT), factor analysis, and issues related to dimensionality. Dr. Edwards has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, nine chapters, and given over 70 presentations. His published work appears in a range of outlets including Autism, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Methods, Psychometrika, and Quality of Life Research. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for Psychological Methods.
Dr. Edwards has been a faculty member at Arizona State University since 2017. He is a Professor in the Quantitative Research Methods program within the Department of Psychology. Prior to that, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University. While at OSU, he was chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences institutional review board (IRB), which has enabled him to gain insight into important ethical considerations around data and privacy.