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State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects

Brett P. Foley, Ph.D

By Mia Azizah, Public Information Officer

Brett Foley, Ph.D. Foley is a psychometrician from Denton, Nebraska, and he has served with the Board as the Board’s public member since 2018. He is the third public member to serve on the Board since the position was created in 1998. Originally from Rapid City, South Dakota, Foley holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Chadron State College and a master’s degree in biometry and a doctorate degree in psychological studies in education both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  As a psychometrician, Foley works to develop national tests for a variety of subjects by utilizing mathematics, statistics, and psychology, and he works with many organizations on the technical and policy aspects of licensure and certifications exams.

Before working in his current employment and serving as a Board Member, Foley worked for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under several departments including the Departments of Educational Psychology and Biometry, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, and the Nebraska Education and Research. Foley is also a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Association of Test Publishers, and a consulting editor for the Journal of Educational Psychology. Foley is a part of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Incidental Practice Task Force and a public member working group for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Since 2014, he has also been a consulting editor for the Journal of Educational Psychology.

“As a psychometrician, I work with many organizations on the technical and policy aspects of licensure and certification exams,” Foley said. “I look forward to sharing information about testing and assessment processes with the Board.”