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Barnabas Emenogu

Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
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Dr. Barnabas Chukwujiebere Emenogu earned his Ph.D. in the CTL department with a specialization in Measurement and Evaluation. After earning a PhD., Dr. Emenogu worked in the Ontario Ministry of Education as a Senior Research Coordinator, Manager Data Analytics, Student Achievement Officer, and Education Officer for almost 16 years before retiring in April 2022. Before moving to Canada, Dr. Emenogu was formerly a Principal Lecturer in Measurement & Evaluation at the Anambra State College of Education (later Anambra State University) Nsugbe, and at the Alvan Ikoku College of Education (later University of Education) Owerri. He started his career as a high school mathematics teacher at Holy Ghost College Owerri, Abeokuta Grammar School Abeokuta and Oguta Girls High School Oguta, and is a graduate of the University of Ibadan Nigeria, the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and the University of Toronto. He also studied theology at Wycliff College, University of Toronto and is an Anglican clergy.

Academic Positions

  • Lecturer
    University of Toronto/OISE , LHAE, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jan 2016 - Present
  • Lecturer
    University of Toronto/OISE, CTL, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sep 2021 - Present
  • Principal Lecturer
    Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Educational Psychology, Nigeria, Nov 1994 - Dec 2000
  • Principle Lecturer
    College of Education Nsugbe, Educational Psychology, Nigeria, Sep 1982 - Oct 1994


  • PhD, Measurement and Evaluation
    University of Toronto,

    Toronto ON

  • M.Ed, Guidance and Counselling
    University of Nigera Nsukka,


  • B.Ed, Guidance and Counselling/Mathematics
    University of Ibadan, Nigeria,


Scholarly & Creative Works

  • The effect of missing data treatment on the Mantel-Haenszel DIF analysis
    2010, Alberta Journal of Education
    Barnabas Emenogu, Olesya Falenchuk, and Ruth Childs
  • Curriculum, translation and differential item functioning of measurement and geometry items
    2005, Canadian Journal of Education, 28.
    Barnabas Emenogu and Ruth Childs
  • Beyond validity: Are instructionally supportive accountability tests an advisable assessment option? (A commentary)
    2005, Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 3.
    R. Childs, Barnabas Emenogu, O. Falenchuk, M. Herbert, and Y. Xu
  • Assessment priorities for early childhood education: A study of the perceptions of parents and nursery schoolteachers in Owerri
    1997, Nigerian Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 4(2).
    Barnabas Emenogu

Research Interests

  • Psychometric properties of tests
  • Test item development
  • Student achievement
  • Mathematics teaching and learning
  • Quantitative methods and Data analysis
  • Students’ school attendance, absenteeism, and graduation

Teaching Interests

  • MT Research 1
  • MT Research 2
  • Research Literacy in educational leadership and policy
  • Designing Research Proposals in Educational Leadership and Policy
  • Development and Use of Surveys in Education Research
  • Research Literacy for the EdD Program
  • Special Topics in Higher Education: Statistical Analysis for Educational Research