Cronbach, Lee J. (Lee Joseph), 1916-2001

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Dates:
Birth 1916-04-22
Death 2001-10-01

Biographical notes:

Lee J. Cronbach made major contributions in the fields of educational psychology and psychological testing. He earned his bachelor's degree at Fresno State College, 1934, his master's at the University of California-Berkeley, 1937, and his doctorate at the University of Chicago, 1940. He taught at the State College of Washington, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois before joining the Stanford faculty in 1964, where he was named Vida Jacks Professor of Education in 1967. His research interests were measurement theory, program evaluation, and instruction. He died in 2001.

From the description of Lee J. Cronbach papers, 1940-2001 (inclusive), 1951-2001 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571909

Cronbach was professor of education at Stanford University, specializing in educational psychology.

From the description of Lee J. Cronbach correspondence with James B. Conant, 1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553659

American educational psychologist.

From the description of Lee J. Cronbach papers, 1961-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123379223

Professor of educational psychology, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus).

From the description of Papers, 1949-1963. (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 28422224

Biographical/Historical note

Cronbach was professor of education at Stanford University, specializing in educational psychology.

From the guide to the Lee J. Cronbach correspondence with James B. Conant, 1963, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Lee J. Cronbach made major contributions in the fields of educational psychology and psychological testing. He earned his bachelor's degree at Fresno State College, 1934, his master's at the University of California-Berkeley, 1937, and his doctorate at the University of Chicago, 1940. He taught at the State College of Washington, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois before joining the Stanford faculty in 1964, where he was named Vida Jacks Professor of Education in 1967. His research interests were measurement theory, program evaluation, and instruction. He died in 2001.

From the guide to the Lee J. Cronbach papers, 1940-2001, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Biographical/Historical Note

American educational psychologist.

From the guide to the Lee J. Cronbach papers, 1961-1993, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Teaching
  • Universities and colleges
  • Psychology--Research
  • Psychological tests
  • Educational psychology--study and teaching
  • Education--Curricula
  • Programmed instruction
  • Measurement
  • Educational accountability
  • Psychometrics
  • Educational research
  • Educational psychology
  • Education--United States
  • Evaluation research (Social action programs)
  • Educational Research, Bureau of
  • Psychology--Study and teaching
  • Education
  • Education--Research

Occupations:

  • Psychologists--Illinois
  • Collector
  • College teachers--Illinois

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Urbana (Ill.) (as recorded)