Each year, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, honors six faculty and six staff at the University of Iowa for their extraordinary contributions and sustained record of excellence.
Dunbar has taught at the UI for 38 years and serves as Hieronymus-Feldt Professor of Educational Measurement and co-director of Iowa Testing Programs, which develops learning assessment and prediction tools used around the world. He is a member of numerous professional, national, and state organizations, including the American Educational Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the Iowa Educational Research and Evaluation Association and is an active reviewer for peer-reviewed journals.
Dunbar is the lead author of the most widely used achievement battery in the U.S. and is active with the Iowa Department of Education, helping keep Iowa on the cutting edge of educational assessment. His research projects have raised roughly $26 million in grant funding and contracts, he consistently receives high ratings from students, and he has served on comprehensive examination committees for more than 100 graduate students.