Ina V.S. Mullis Elected as an Honorary Member of IEA

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to IEA, Dr. Ina V.S. Mullis was elected as an Honorary Member of IEA at the General Assembly Meeting sessions that are being held in Split, Croatia between 3-5 October 2022.

Dr. Mullis has been a long-serving and valued member of the IEA network for close to 30 years. As Executive Director of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College and a Professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Ina has led and contributed to a wealth of advances in assessment methods and research. Her involvement with IEA studies began with TIMSS 1995, and in the late 1990s, Ina was one of the driving forces which led to the founding of PIRLS in 2001. Since then, Ina has steered eight TIMSS cycles and five PIRLS cycles, together with IEA honorary member Dr. Michael O. Martin and, more recently, Matthias von Davier, and she has authored or co-authored over 70 TIMSS and PIRLS reports, as well as numerous papers and articles. Ina has played an essential part in building both studies’ reputation as widely respected global assessments; especially the transition to computer-based assessment, which began for TIMSS in 2019 and for PIRLS in 2021, have positioned both studies at the forefront of international education research.

Commenting on the appointment, IEA Chair, Dr. Thierry Rocher, said:

"Honorary membership is based on an individual’s exceptional contributions to the work and mission of IEA over the years. Honorary members include only a small number of individuals who have, in one way or another, positively influenced the field of education research and the work of IEA. Considering all her achievements and immense contributions, I think it is fair to say that IEA and our studies would not be where they are today without Ina’s dedication and commitment to education research."