Neal Kingston, Ph.D.

Neal Kingston
  • Director of the Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI)
  • University Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology
  • Vice Provost, Jayhawk Global and Competency-Based Education

Contact Info

St. Andrews Office Facility
1515 St. Andrews Dr. RM 125
Lawrence, KS 66045


Neal Kingston, Ph.D., is a University Distinguished Professor in the department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas, in which he also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies, coordinator of the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (REMS) track of the Educational Psychology and Research Program, and Director of the Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI). His research focuses on large-scale assessment, with particular emphasis on how it can better support student learning through the use of learning maps and diagnostic classification models. He has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator for over 180 research grants. Of particular note was the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment grant from the US Department of Education, which was at that time was the largest grant in KU history and which currently serves 21 state departments of education. Other recent testing projects include the Kansas Assessment Program, Career Pathways Collaborative, and Adaptive Reading Motivation Measures.