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Dr. Gary L Canivez, Professor

Office: 1001 - Physical Science
Phone: 217-581-6413
Email: glcanivez@eiu.edu
Website: http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~glcanivez/

Frequently Taught Courses

Psychological Measurements: Fundamental Principles; Advanced Psychological Measurement; Individual Intellectual Assessment; Child Psychopathology; Child and Adolescent Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment; Psychology of Adolescence and Young Adulthood; Methods in Behavior Management

Education

B.S., Bemidji State University, 1982
M.S. Ed., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1985
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1987

Professional Organizations

Society for the Study of School Psychology
International Test Commission
American Psychological Association (Fellow)
     Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Division 16 (School Psychology), Division 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology)
National Association of School Psychologists
Midwestern Psychological Assocation (Charter Fellow)
Illinois School Psychologists Assocation

Research

Psychometric Evaluation of Intelligence, Achievement, Personality, & Psychopathology Tests; Bias Assessment in Testing; Sport Psychology; Computer Applications in Psychology

 

Selected Publications

Canivez, G. L. (in press). Test review of the Woodcock–Johnson IV. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook (pp. x–x). Lincoln, NE: Buros Center for Testing.
 
Canivez, G. L. (in press). Test review of the Connors Kiddie Continuous Performance Test–Second Edition. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook (pp. x–x). Lincoln, NE: Buros Center for Testing.

Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., & Dombrowski, S. C. (2016, July 21). Structural validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition: Confirmatory factor analyses with the 16 primary and secondary subtests. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0000358
 
Dombrowski, S. C., McGill, R. J., & Canivez, G. L. (2016, June 9). Exploratory and hierarchical factor analysis of the WJ IV Cognitive at school age. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0000350
 
Canivez, G. L. (2016). Bifactor modeling in construct validation of multifactored tests: Implications for multidimensionality and test interpretation. In K. Schweizer & C. DiStefano (Eds.), Principles and methods of test construction: Standards and recent advancements (pp. 247–271). Gottingen, Germany: Hogrefe.
 
Canivez, G. L., & Watkins, M. W. (2016). Review of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition:  Critique, commentary, and independent analyses. In A. S. Kaufman, S. E. Raiford, & D. L. Coalson (Authors), Intelligent testing with the WISC–V (pp. 683–702).  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley. 

Canivez, G. L., & Gaboury, A. R. (2016). Construct validity and diagnostic utility of the Cognitive Assessment System for ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20, 519–529. doi: 10.1177/1087054713489021
 
Canivez, G. L., & McGill, R. J. (2016, January 25). Factor structure of the Differential Ability Scales–Second Edition: Exploratory and hierarchical factor analyses with the core subtests. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/pas0000279
 
Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., & Dombrowski, S. C. (2016). Factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition: Exploratory factor analyses with the 16 primary and secondary subtests. Psychological Assessment, 28 975-986. doi: 10.1037/pas0000238
 
McGill, R. J., & Canivez, G. L. (2016). Orthogonal higher order structure of the WISC–IV Spanish using hierarchical exploratory factor analytic procedures. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34, 600-606.  doi: 10.1177/0734282915624293
 
Dombrowski, S. C., Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., & Beaujean, A. (2015).  Exploratory bifactor analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition with the 16 primary and secondary subtests. Intelligence, 53, 194–201. doi: 10.1016/j.intell.2015.10.009
 
Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., James, T., James, K., & Good, R. (2014). Incremental validity of WISC­–IVUK factor index scores with a referred Irish sample: Predicting performance on the WIAT–IIUKBritish Journal of Educational Psychology, 84, 667–684. doi: 10.1111/bjep.12056

Canivez, G. L. (2014). Construct validity of the WISC–IV with a referred sample: Direct versus indirect hierarchical structures. School Psychology Quarterly, 29, 38–51. doi: 10.1037/spq0000032

Selected Conference Presentations

Canivez, G. L., Dombrowski, S. C., & Watkins, M. W. (2016, August). WISC–V Standardization Sample Latent Factor Structure: CFA Bifactor Versus Higher–Order Models. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
 
Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., James, T., James, K. & Good, R. (2016, August). Assessment of the Latent Factor Structure of the WISC–IVUK.Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Nelson, J. M., Canivez, G. L., & Watkins, M. W. (2016, August). Structural and Incremental Validity of the  WAIS–IV with a Referred College Sample.Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
 
McGill, R. J., & Canivez, G. L.(2016, August). Structural Validity of the WISC–IV Spanish. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
 
Canivez, G. L.,Watkins, M. W., James, K., Good, R., & James, T. (2016, July). Structural Validity of the 15 WISC–IVUK Subtests in an Irish Referral Sample: Interpretation Implications. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the International School Psychology Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
 
Canivez, G. L.(Organizer/Chair) (2016, July). Psychometric Evaluations of Wechsler Scales: Construct Validity and Diagnostic Utility. Symposium presented at the 10th Conference of the International Test Commission, Vancouver, BC, CA.
 
·     Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., & Dombrowski, S. C. (2016, July). What does the WISC–V Measure? EFA and CFA with the 16 Primary and Secondary Subtests. Symposium paper presented at the 10th Conference of the International Test Commission, Vancouver, BC, CA.
 
·     McGill, R. J., & Canivez, G. L. (2016, July). Structural Validity of the WISC–IV Spanish. Symposium paper presented 10th Conference of the International Test Commission, Vancouver, BC, CA.
 
·     Nelson, J. M., Canivez, G. L., & Watkins, M. W. (2016, July). Structural and Incremental Validity of the WAIS–IV in College Student Disability Evaluations. Symposium paper presented at the 10th Conference of the International Test Commission, Vancouver, BC, CA.
 
Pendergast, L. L., & Canivez, G. L. (Co-Organizers/Chairs) (2016, July). Psychometric Evaluations of Wechsler Scales: Cross-Cultural Contexts. Symposium presented at the 10th Conference of the International Test Commission, Vancouver, BC, CA.
 
·     Canivez, G. L., Watkins, M. W., James, T., James, K, & Good, R. (2016, July). Structural Validity of the 15 WISC–IVUK Subtests in an Irish Referral Sample. Symposium paper presented at the 10th Conference of the International Test Commission, Vancouver, BC, CA.
 
Canivez, G. L.,Pendergast, L. L., & Beran, T. (2016, July).Reexamination of the Learning Behaviors Scale Factor Structure in a Canadian Sample. Paper presented at the 10th Conference of the International Test Commission, Vancouver, BC, CA.
 
Canivez, G. L., & McDermott, P. A.(2016, May).Incremental Validity of LBS Group Factor Scores: Standardization Sample Analyses. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
 
Canivez, G. L., Pendergast, L. L., & Beran, T. N.(2016, May). Reexamination of the LBS Factor Structure in a Canadian Sample. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
 
Canivez, G. L.,Watkins, M. W., & Dombrowski, S. C. (2016, February). Structural Validity of the WISC–V: Evidence from the Standardization Sample. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.
 
McGill, R. J., & Canivez, G. L. (2016, February). DAS–II Standardization Sample Exploratory and Hierarchical Schmid–Leiman Bifactor Analyses. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Jenkins, L. N., & Canivez, G. L. (2016, February). Structural Validity of the ACES: Hierarchical Exploratory Factor Analyses. Paper presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.
 

Funding & Grants

External Grants Funded
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Grant (PHS398)/National Institute of Mental Health.   1 R15 MH66829–01 ($100,000 Direct Costs). Validity and Reliability of ASCA for Native Americans. 2002–2005
 
Internal Grants Funded
Summer Research Award, Eastern Illinois University Council on Faculty Research, 2015. Structural Validity of the WISC–V: Confirmatory Factor Analytic Analyses Comparing Bifactor and Higher–Order Models                 
Summer Research Award, Eastern Illinois University Council on Faculty Research, 2014. Structural Validity of the Cognitive Assessment System–Second Edition (CAS2).
Summer Research Award, Eastern Illinois University Council on Faculty Research, 2013. Incremental Validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fourth UK Edition Factor Index Scores with a Large Referred Irish Sample.
Summer Research Award, Eastern Illinois University Council on Faculty Research, 2012. Hierarchical Structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fourth UK Edition in a Large Irish Sample: Relationships to the United States Version.
Summer Research Award, Eastern Illinois University Council on Faculty Research, 2011. Incremental Validity of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale–Fourth Edition: Investigation of Improved Prediction from the Factor Index Scores.

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Associate Editor, Archives of Scientific Psychology
Consulting Editor, Psychological Assessment
Consulting Editor, School Psychology Quarterly
Consulting Editor, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

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