Education

Ph.D., M.A., B.S., The Ohio State University

Research Interests

Statistical pedagogy and quantitative research methods; test fairness; stereotype threat; quality management

Background

Dr. Kriska has been a faculty member at Walden University since 2003 when he retired from his role as personnel psychologist with the city of Columbus, Ohio. As a personnel psychologist, he directed a testing unit in the development and administration of a variety of employment tests, including police officer and firefighter testing. The public safety testing was vigorously litigated in the 1970s and 1980s, and the basic models used to defend the testing are still in use today.

While with the city of Columbus, Dr. Kriska was involved in a number of research projects that examined test fairness, adverse impact, alternative testing methods, and stereotype threat. The research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. In addition to teaching at Walden, Dr. Kriska taught at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business from the 1970s through 2010.