- Ph.D. in Educational Research, Statistics & Evaluation, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA (2015)
- M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, University of Houston, Texas, USA (December 2010)
- M.Sc. in Solid State Physics, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India (2007)
- B.Sc. in Physics, St. Xavier's College, Gujarat University, Gujarat, India (2005)
- Assistant Professor, Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. (August 2016 - present).
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Services, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia (August 2015 - August 2016).
- Instructor for Research, Statistics, & Evaluation Program, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia (August 2015 - August 2016).
- Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Leadership, Foundations and Policy, University of Virginia (July 2011- July 2015).
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Houston Main Campus (August 2009- December 2010).
- Physics Teacher, Vishwabharati English Medium School, India (2007- 2008).
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- Member of Division D: Measurement and Research Methodology
- Member of Special Interest Groups
- Structural Equation Modeling
- Survey Research
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Comparative International Education Society (CIES)
- Member of Special Interest Group: South Asia
- Society for Prevention Research (SPR)
Area of Research
Kathan's work emphasizes on the synergy of methodological rigour and in-depth substantive inquiry of educational problems.
Methodologically, his research focuses on the applications of contemporary quantitative techniques (structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, latent class modeling); Educational testing & measurement; Scale development and validation.
More recently, Kathan collaborates with Prof. Vijaya Sherry Chand and Prof. Vishal Gupta to examine the effectiveness of innovative teachers on student learning, motivation, and engagement.
Primary substantive interest: School Climate and Students' Academic & Psychological Outcomes.