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College of Education

Meihua Qian

Associate Professor

Office: 410 Gantt Circle
Phone: 864-656-7645 (Dept)
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Educational Background

Ph.D. Educational Psychology; Inquiry Methodology (Dual Degrees)
Indiana University 2014

M.A. Educational and Developmental Psychology
Beijing Normal University, China 2006

B.A. Psychology
Qufu Normal University, China 2002


I am an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Clemson University. I received my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Inquiry Methodology (dual majors) from Indiana University at Bloomington in 2014. I joined Clemson University in 2013, and I teach courses on educational psychology, measurement, and statistics. My current research focuses on creativity assessment, game-based learning, test bias, item response theory models, and machine learning. I have published my research in several highly ranked journals, including Computers in Human Behavior, Creativity Research Journal, Elementary School Journal, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts (PACA), Journal of Creative Behavior, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, and Psychology & Marketing.

Courses Taught

EDF3020 Educational Psychology (Undergraduate)
ED9550 Theoretical Bases of Instruction (Graduate)
EDF8770 Experimental and Non-Experimental Research Methods in Education I (Graduate)
EDF9770 Multiple Regression/General Linear Model in Educational Research (Graduate)
EDF9080 Advanced Educational Tests and Measurements

Research Interests

Game-based learning
Item response theory (e.g., Descriptive IRT models and Explanatory multilevel IRT models)
Test bias/measurement invariance, and validity
Machine learning


CLEaR lab

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