College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Jack Merwin Graduate Assistantship

Professor Jack Merwin, former dean of the College of Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, has established a special endowment to support graduate students in educational measurement and evaluation. This assistantship is posted biennially dependent on funding.


Approximately $15,000 salary plus tuition and health benefits


Lori Boucher, Dept. of Educational Psychology, 612-624-4540; 


The goal of this assistantship is to maximize the research experience and opportunities for graduate students in the field of educational measurement.


Applicant must be a student in the psychological foundations or quantitative methods tracks within educational psychology with preference given to applicants who are focusing on measurement and evaluation. Award consists of 50% support (25% teaching assistant and 25% research assistant). TA portion is based on applicant’s interests and background and available positions within the program.


In the spring, application information will be distributed to current students in the psychological foundations and quantitative methods tracks in educational psychology. Applicants must provide the following materials: 1) letter of application specifying qualifications; and a short narrative section on how this award will further your academic and professional interests; 2) courses in which you are interested in assisting; 3) plans for other work during the academic year; 4) copy of current transcript and vitae.