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Dr. Xuejun (Ryan) Ji

Member, Language Sciences Steering Committee / PhD Student

Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education

Faculty of Education

Research Themes: 

Evolving Language in an Information Economy, Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism

Xuejun (Ryan) Ji is a current Ph.D. student in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM). Prior to coming to UBC, he obtained his first Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Language and Literacy) from Texas A&M University - College Station. His research focuses on diagnostic classification modeling, measurement validity, large-scale assessments and learning analytics. And parallel applied research homes in on: differential diagnosis and intervention of reading problems, literacy acquisition across languages, validation of reading theoretical models across languages, and the impacts of ecological, socioemotional, and cognitive factors on child development.

Research Interests:

Language assessment, literacy acquisition, quantitative methods