Dr. Colvin joined UAlbany’s Educational Psychology and Methodology faculty in 2014. She received her doctorate in psychometrics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in statistics and a master’s in mathematics curriculum and instruction. For ten years she was a high school math teacher in central New York. Dr. Colvin's research focuses on computer-based assessments as well as the use of item response theory in the development and analysis of educational and psychological instruments.