About Us

The Test Division of the University of Minnesota Press

The Test Division research and product development program is focused on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) with Pearson Assessments serving as product distributor. The Test Division also facilitates the adaptation, validation, and standardization of test translations in partnership with international publishing groups.


The University of Minnesota Press Test Division Advisory Board is composed of five or six members who are researchers and/or clinical practitioners credentialed in personality assessment and knowledgeable in the application and interpretation of personality instruments, including the MMPI tests. They serve a three-year term, with reappointment possible, and elect a chair from their membership.

The University of Minnesota Press Advisory Board’s responsibilities are to:

  • Work with the Test Division in setting research/development priorities, recommending activities that will support improvements in the instruments that are designed to increase their utility and expand their scope
  • Advise the Test Division regarding the preparation and dissemination of requests for research/development proposals;
  • Review proposals submitted to the Test Division annually for its research / development program on all tests the Press publishes (the MMPI-3, MMPI-2-RF, MMPI-2, MMPI-A-RF, MMPI-A, and MPQ) as well as those in development and recommend the proposals to be funded.
  • Review all proposed publications of the Test Division, including new instruments and major revisions of existing ones, products derived from the tests, as well as monographs reporting research on them. This may involve reviewing evaluations by ad hoc consultants whose expertise may be needed given the varied nature of the publications.

Meet our Advisory Board:


Please read the publisher’s guidelines for remote administration of the MMPI instruments.


Katie Nickerson
Test Division Manager
University of Minnesota Press
Phone: 612-301-1989
Email: nickerso@umn.edu

Alicia Gomez
Product Development Editor, Test Division
University of Minnesota Press
Phone: 612-301-4821
Email: argomez@umn.edu

Mainhia Moua
Editorial Assistant, Test Division
University of Minnesota Press
Phone: 612-301-2972
Email: mouax388@umn.edu