Madhabi Chatterji is Professor of Measurement, Evaluation, and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the founding director of the Assessment and Evaluation Research Initiative (AERI, www.tc.edu/aeri), a center dedicated to promoting meaningful use of assessment and evaluation information, internationally and across disciplines. She joined the faculty at Teachers College in 2001, and is pleased to serve on the faculty steering committee of the Columbia Global Centers-Mumbai.
Professor Chatterji’s research and teaching interests lie broadly in assessment-evaluation methodology and assessment policy issues in K-12 and higher education, health and psychology. Published widely in several top-tier academic journals in her fields of study, she is a frequently invited speaker at international conferences and forums. Madhabi received a Fulbright Research Scholar Award (2008) to study educational equity issues in India and Bangladesh, outside an Outstanding Publication Award from the American Educational Research Association (2004) for her work on evidence standards, and a Distinguished Paper Award from the Florida Educational Research Association (1993) for her research on the merits of combining different measurement models for validating construct measures. Her most recent publication on evidence standards is titled, “Causal inferences on the effectiveness of complex social programs: Navigating assumptions, sources of complexity and evaluation design challenges” (Evaluation and Program Planning). She is currently working on her third book, titled Designing Assessments for Multidisciplinary Constructs and Applications: A User-centered Methodology (Guilford).
Madhabi has served, and continues to serve on numerous national and international advisory panels/committees. Her past service includes membership on an expert consensus committee on evidence frameworks for decision-making in obesity prevention at the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Medicine. She has also served on the editorial boards of the Educational Researcher and Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, journals of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education, respectively. She is a Fellow at the National Educational Policy Center (since 2006), and is currently also the co-editor of Quality Assurance in Education, an international, peer-reviewed journal in educational evaluation.