Intellectual Development Research

I am part of a research team (with Michael Pavelich and Ronald Miller) developing computer software which will measure student intellectual development based on the Perry and Reflective Judgment models.  This project is being sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education.  We are using expert system and neural network technology to emulate the interview/evaluation process presenting conducted by human experts.  If successful, this project has the potential for providing an inexpensive and rapid measure of students' intellectual development during the college years.