Youn Seon Lim

Youn Seon Lim

Assistant Professor

Teachers College

CECH Educational Studies - 0002

Professional Summary

Dr. Youn Seon Lim is an Assistant Professor of Psychometrics/Educational Statistics, Educational Studies at the University of Cincinnati.  Youn Seon teaches courses in introductory and advanced statistics and psychometrics.  Her research concerns multivariate latent variable modeling, including Nonparametric and Bayesian approaches, in educational and psychological measurement and survey research.  Youn Seon has published on algorithms for estimating the Q-matrix of cognitively diagnostic assessments, on Bayesian estimation routines for large multidimensional diagnostic classification models, on model-fit statistics, and on fitting nonparametric hierarchical diagnostic classification models to nested response patterns.  

Prior to joining the faculty at QMRM at the University of Cincinnati, Youn Seon was an Assistant Professor of Data Science and Biostatistics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell in Hempstead, NY.  Youn Seon did postdocs in Prof. Fritz Drasgow’s Psychometric Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and at BIFIE in Salzburg, Austria. (BIFIE stands for "Bundesinstitut für Bildungsforschung, Innovation & Entwicklung des österreichischen Schulwesens" [Federal Agency for Educational Research, Innovation, and Development of the Austrian Schooling System]—BIFIE is kind of the Austrian equivalent to ETS.)

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Ph.D.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Psychometrics )

M.Ed.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Educational Psychology)

M.S.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Statistics)

M.A.: Korea University (Curriculum and Instruction)

Research and Practice Interests

Educational Statistics 
Educational Analytics

Positions and Work Experience

06-2016 -06-2019 Assistant Profesor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell Health, Hempstead, NY

03-2016 -05-2016 Research Psychometrician, Department of Bildungsstandards und Internationale Assessments Bundesinstitut für Bildungsforschung, Innovation und Entwicklung des Österreichischen Schulwesens, Salzburg, Austria

08-2015 -05-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Research Support

05-01-2022 -04-30-2024 URC Faculty Scholars Research Award Cognitive diagnostic assessment for local dependence Role:PI 25,000 Active Type:Grant

2018 -2020 International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Medical educator perception of self-directed learning: Benefits, characteristics, strategies Grant Role:1. Principal Investigator $7,500 Completed Type:Grant

Honors and Awards

2021 Research Launch Award, Office of Research, University of Cincinnati Type:Grant

Courses Taught

EDST 7010 Statistical Data Analysis I Level:Graduate

EDST 7011 Statistical Data Analysis II Level:Graduate

EDST 8087 Multilevel Models for Educational Research Level:Graduate

EDST 8034 Measurement and Assessment Level:Graduate

EDST 7007 Introduction to R Level:Graduate

EDST 8041 Multivariate Analysis Level:Graduate

Contact Information

638R Teachers College
Cincinnati   Ohio, 45221
Phone: 5135567382