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Bethlehem, Pa., January 31, 2006— Measuring Up: Educational Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology with Dana S. Dunn, professor of psychology, as lead editor, has been selected as an outstanding academic title for 2005 by Choice magazine, a periodical of the American Library Association. Published by APA Books in 2004, Measuring Up was included in a group of 682 works selected from 6,964 titles reviewed this year. According to Choice, award-winners comprise less than 10% of all titles reviewed by the magazine during the year and less than 3% of more than 23,000 titles submitted for review.
Dunn is co-editor of the book, with Chandra Mehrotra (College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota) and Jane S. Halonen (University of West Florida, Pensacola). Measuring Up: Educational Assessment Challenges and Practices for Psychology provides the most up-to-date thinking and concrete practices of experienced scientist-educators to demonstrate learning, track and measure student achievement, and gauge quality of instruction. The book is credited with provoking awareness and making psychological outcome measurement more common, thereby promoting quality at all levels of education in psychology. Dunn, an experimental social psychologist, received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1987, having previously graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982.
Dunn has published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of social psychology, rehabilitation psychology, the teaching of psychology, and liberal education. Dunn is the author of a statistics test, Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavior Sciences (McGraw-Hill, 2001), a research methods book, The Practical Researcher: A Student Guide to Conducting Psychological Research (McGraw-Hill, 1999), and A Short Guide to Writing about Psychology (Longman, 2004).. Dunn is acting chair of Moravian's Department of Philosophy and the director of the College’s Learning in Common (LinC) curriculum.