I joined the quantitative psychology program in fall 2011. As an international student from China, I have spent the past 6 years in New York state. I graudated with B.A. in both Public Relations and Philosophy-Psychology from SUNY Oswego, and later received my M.A. degree in general psychology from SUNY New Paltz. Although I have broad interest in SEM and IRT, my primary research interest focuses on differential item functioning and its application in cross-cultural studies.