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Dr. George MacDonald is the Director for the Center for Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Measurement (CREAM) in the College of Education at the University of South Florida. George holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Measurement and Evaluation.  MacDonald is a Co-Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded study, “The Effects of Social Capital and Cultural Models on the Retention and Degree Attainment of Women and Minority Engineering Undergraduates.”  He is responsible for a number of program evaluations, and conducts the Assisted Living Facilities and State Wide Public Guardianship certification exams for the Department of Elder Affairs. His research agenda is focused on cognitive diagnostic assessment employing a linear logistic test model approach particularly as it applies to mathematics education.