Salvador (Sal) Rivas, is a Research Scientist in the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) at University of Luxembourg and member of the Luxembourg Center for Educational Testing (LUCET). Currently, his primary tasks include the development of admissions exams and procedures, the coordination and development of course evaluation questionnaires and procedures, and assisting in the development of the FHSE’s Quality Assurance Office and programme.
Prior to joining the University of Luxembourg, Sal was employed at the American Institute for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. where he helped develop and monitor background questionnaire development for National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) study – a program under the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
He holds a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (UofM), and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.