Saint Louis University

John M. Taylor

PhD, Assistant Professor of Teaching and Statistical Consultation

Saint Louis University
School of Nursing

Office: (314) 977-8945

Fax: (314) 977-8949

John Taylor joined the Saint Louis School of Nursing faculty in August of 2014. He has taught statistics and psychology courses at three prior institutions and currently teaches Applied Univariate Analysis.

Practice: Prior to developing an expertise in quantitative methods John provided general and substance abuse counseling and emergency mental health services.

Research and Scholarly Activity: John's primary research interests are in Item Response Theory. His current research agenda emphasizes the application of modern test theory in medical research and practice.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology (PhD), University of Missouri-Columbia 
  • Master of Science in Experimental Psychology (MS), Western Illinois University
  • Master of Science in Community Counseling (MS), Western Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS), Western Illinois University


  • Taylor, J. (in press). Psychometric analysis of the ten-item Perceived Stress Scale. Psychology Assessment.


  • Division 5 of the American Psychological Association: Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • AERA Division D, Measurement and Research Methodology

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