Cindy Walker, Ph.D.

Independent Evaluation Consultant

Dr. Cindy M. Walker is CEO of Research Analytics Consulting, LLC; Vice President of Division D of American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a professor in the Duquesne University Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership. Walker has worked with the Certification and Skills Assessment team at Microsoft Corporation, the Division of Research and Assessment at Milwaukee Public Schools, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and many other agencies in providing evaluation services.

Walker brings and applies to programs of AMTC clients her program evaluation expertise in educational and psychological measurement, statistics, research design, research in testing and measurement, application of issues in psychometrics, design of sound measurement tools, working with large testing databases such as TIMSS, NAEP, PISA, differential item functioning, multi-dimensional item response theory, and computer adaptive testing.

Walker received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics with a minor in computer science from Roosevelt University; a master of science degree in mathematics education from Illinois State University; and a Ph.D. in quantitative research methodologies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  • Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership
  • Junior Achievement of Southeast Wisconsin
  • Software packages: SPSS, SAS, R, Stata, Bilog, Multilog, Lisrel, and AMOS


  • Evaluation
  • Research Design
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Scale/Instrument Development
  • Psychometrics