• Ph.D in Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition. Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada, 2011- 2015
    • Thesis title: “The effect of person misfit on item parameter estimation: A simulation study”
  • M.A. Educational Research, University of Tehran, Tehran, 2006-2008
    • Thesis title: “Designing an e-content Development model for Theoretical courses of Human Sciences in Higher Education Based on Cognitive Approach”
  • B.S. Applied Physics, Payam-e-Nur University, Ahwaz, 2000-2005 


  • Certificate in Application of MATLAB in Genetic Algorithm and Neural Networks, Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran, Tehran, 2010
  • Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods in Social And Behavioral Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, 2007
  • Certificate in Application of SPSS in Social And behavioral Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, 2006


  • Martha Piper Award for Excellence in research communication, Graduate Student Association, University of Alberta (2014)
  • The Athabasca University doctoral research assistantship (2014)
  • Myer Horowitz Graduate Student Travel Award from Faculty of Education, University of Alberta (2013)
  • Graduate Student Association’s Professional Development Grant, University of Alberta (2013)
  • Dr. Fitzsimmons Scholarly Mentorship Graduate Award, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta (2013)