Dr. Harold Doran is a Vice President and Operations Director at HumRRO. Originally an elementary classroom teacher and school principal, Dr. Doran is a nationally recognized expert in large-scale assessment, psychometrics, and educational research. He is primarily motivated to support students and educators at all levels by ensuring that assessments, educational policy and practice are built on foundations of technically accurate research and development activities. After a decade working directly in schools, Dr. Doran was Director of Research and Evaluation at New American Schools and Managing Director at Cambium Assessment (formerly AIR Assessment) where he provided strategic and technical leadership for nearly two decades.
His specific expertise includes computational statistics, psychometrics, variance estimation, adaptive testing, mixed linear models, value-added modeling, test scoring methods, test equating, experimental design, and full stack application development with an emphasis on building web-based software for education research. Dr. Doran earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology and has authored more than 50 book chapters, policy papers, and technical reports.