Fritz Drasgow is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on psychological measurement, computerized testing, and the antecedents and outcomes of sexual harassment. His recent work focuses on psychometric theory for personality assessment. Drasgow is exploring the use of ideal point models in which the probability of a positive response is greatest when the item closely describes the person and decreases when the item reflects a trait level that is either lower or higher than the individual's trait level. Drasgow has developed the "tailored adaptive personality assessment system" (TAPAS), which is based on an ideal point model of the response process. It uses a multidimensional forced choice format and is adaptive and selects items in a very efficient manner. Drasgow is a former chairperson of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, the U.S. Department of Defense's Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing, the American Psychological Association's Taskforce on Internet Testing, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Psychometric Oversight Committee. Drasgow is a member of the editorial review board of eight journals, including Applied Psychological Measurement, Journal of Applied Psychology, and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. He is a former President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and received the SIOP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award.
Drasgow received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.