Center for Distributed Learning

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Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 162810
Library, Room 118
Orlando, Florida 32816-2810

Dr. Chuck Dziuban Director 407-823-5478
Dr. Patsy Moskal Associate Director 407-823-0283
Fax: 407-823-6580

Charles DziubanCharles Dziuban is Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where has been a faculty member since 1970 teaching research design and statistics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Since 1997 he has directed the impact evaluation of UCF’s distributed learning initiative examining student and faculty outcomes as well as gauging the impact of online courses on the university. Chuck has published in numerous journals including: Multivariate Behavioral Research, The Psychological Bulletin, Educational and Psychological Measurement, the American Education Research Journal and the Phi Delta Kappan. His methods for determining psychometric adequacy are featured in both the SPSS and the SAS packages. He has received funding from several government and industrial agencies including the Ford Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control. In 2000, Chuck was named UCF’s first ever Pegasus Professor for extraordinary research, teaching, and service.

Patsy MoskalPatsy Moskal is the Faculty Research Associate for the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she has been a faculty member since 1989. She received an Ed.D. from UCF specializing in Instructional Technology and Research Methods and holds BS and MS degrees in computer science. Since 1996, she has served as the liaison for faculty research of distributed learning at UCF. Patsy specializes in statistics, graphics, and applied data analysis. She has extensive experience in research methods including survey development, interviewing, and conducting focus groups and frequently serves as a consultant to school districts, industry, and government organizations.