Elena C. Papanastasiou, is a Dean at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, where she teaches courses in Educational Research, Quantitative Methods, and Assessment. She has received her PhD in Measurement and Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University, and her Honors B.Sc. in Elementary Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Since 2001, Dr Papanastasiou has held academic positions at the University of Kansas and the University of Cyprus.
So far she has published a two-volume co-edited book on the history of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), more than 60 peer reviewed journal publications, book chapters and peer reviewed conference proceedings, and three editions of a co-authored book on research methodology. Her co-authored book on research methodology is one of the main textbooks used in Cyprus and Greece in many educational research courses. In addition to her publications, her methodological and statistical consulting services are being extensively used to lead the methodological work of research teams in Cyprus, Europe and the USA. This methodological work includes applications of structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, other advanced multivariate statistical analyses, as well as mixed methods for responding to research problems.
Dr Papanastasiou also serves as the General Assembly representative of Cyprus in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), while in 2014 she had been elected in the Standing Committee of the IEA. She also serves in the Publications Committee of the IEA, as well as in the Professional Development Committee of the Association for Educational Assessment.