About Me

MeHello! I am Justin Kern. Currently, I am assistant professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I got my Ph.D. in quantitative psychology at UIUC in 2017. My primary area of research is in educational and psychological measurement, with a primary focus on computer adaptive testing and modern measurement models. I also work closely with the Child Development Lab, working on questions surrounding father involvement.

I graduated from Central Michigan University in 2009. Outside of my academic work, I maintain an interest in music; I can often be found dabbling with my instrument collection. Other non-academic interests of mine include Major League Baseball (I am a huge Detroit Tigers fan), college football (Michigan State and Illinois), craft beer, video games, random facts, my cat, and traveling/being awesome with my partner, Kayla.