Timothy R. Konold

Professor; Research, Statistics, and Evaluation Program Coordinator


  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1995
  • M.A., University of Delaware, 1993
  • M.S., Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 1990

Tim Konold, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of the Research, Statistics, and Evaluation program in the School of Education and Human development at the University of Virginia; and holds faculty affiliations with the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), the Virginia Education Science Training (VEST) program, and the Youth Violence Project (YVP). He has taught introductory and advanced graduate level courses in quantitative methods at the University of Virginia for the past 25 years, and has served as the senior psychometric consultant for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) international testing program for 20 years. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, published tests, and technical reports on topics that seek to infuse contemporary quantitative methods into work that has direct implications for policy and the education of children and youth.  

Research Interests


His methodological interests center on latent variable and multilevel modeling, with particular emphasis on errors of measurement and understanding complex systems in education. His recent substantive work has focused on school climate through informant-based assessment systems that rely on structurally different informant types, and the role that school climate plays in a variety of student- and school-level outcomes, including equity across heterogeneous populations.