A. Alexander Beaujean, Ph.D., ABAP
Professor of Psychology
Psychology & Neuroscience
Ph.D., School Psychology, University of Missouri, 2006
Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Emphasis: Statistics, Measurement, & Evaluation in Education), University of Missouri, 2005
M.A., Educational Psychology (Minor: Statistics), University of Missouri, 2004
M.A., School Psychology, University of Missouri, 2003
B.A., Psychology & History (Minor: Secondary Education), Cedarville, 1999
Dr. Beaujean joined the Psychology & Neuroscience department in 2017. Prior to joining, he worked in Baylor's Educational Psychology department, where he created and coordinated the quantitative methods specializations for the doctoral and master's programs. In addition, he contributed to the school psychology program and served as the program coordinator for two years, where he developed the program's doctoral specialization.
Dr. Beaujean is a prolific scholar, having published 2 books on latent variable models, more than 80 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed scientific outlets, and presented more than 80 papers/posters at professional conferences. In 2016, he was listed as one of the most prolific faculty members in non-doctoral school psychology programs across the nation and has won research awards from the American Academy of Health Behavior, American Psychological Association (school psychology division), Mensa Education & Research Foundation, and Society for Applied Multivariate Research. He has been previously awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health and aided in program evaluations for the National Science Foundation, Inter-American Development Bank, and Lego Foundation. Moreover, multiple organizations and universities have invited him to speak on the issue of data analysis and psychological measurement.
In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Beaujean has extensive experience with psychological assessment in both school and clinical environments. He holds licensure for the independent practice of psychology in Texas. In 2015, his advanced clinical competence was recognized by the American Board of Assessment Psychology when they awarded him a diplomate in Assessment Psychology. In 2020, he was elected President of Division 5 of the American Psychological Association, with his term beginning in 2021.
Academic Interests and Research
Dr. Beaujean's research interests are broadly in the field of individual differences. More specifically, he is interested in methodology for studying human variability, especially as it relates to personality, cognitive ability, and educational outcomes.
For additional information about Dr. Beaujean's research, please see the website for Baylor Psychometric Laboratory.
Beaujean, A. A., McGill, R. J., & Dombrowski, S. C. (in press). Financial conflicts of interest in school psychology: A continuing problem. Contemporary School Psychology https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-022-00435-3
Beaujean, A. A., & Parkin, J. R. (2022). Evaluation of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Fourth Edition as a measurement instrument. Journal of Intelligence, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence10020030
Beaujean, A. A. (2019). Observing a master (teacher). The Score, 41(1). https://www.apadivisions.org/division-5/publications/score/2019/01/kirk-master-teacher
Beaujean, A. A., & Benson, N. F. (2019). Theoretically-consistent cognitive ability test development and score interpretation. Contemporary School Psychology, 23(2), 126-137. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40688-018-0182-1
See my Google Scholar page for a complete list of publications.
Courses taught at Baylor
- Statistics/Research Design
Introductory Statistics, Multiple Regression, Latent Variable Models, Program Evaluation
- Psychometrics/Individual Differences
Individual Differences, Measurement/Evaluation, Psychometric Theory, Item Response Theory, Theories of Personality
- Psychological Assessment
Cognitive Assessment, Psychoeducational Assessment, Socio-emotional Assessment