RITE Team

Chuck Dziuban, Ph.D.

ChuckDirector
Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness
Charles.Dziuban@ucf.edu
(407) 823-5478

Chuck Dziuban is Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he directs the evaluation of the distributed learning program. He has spoken on how modern technologies impact learning at more than 100 universities in the United States and throughout the world.

In 2000, Chuck was named UCF’s first ever Pegasus Professor for extraordinary research, teaching, and service and in 2005 received the honor of Professor Emeritus. In 2005, he received the Sloan Consortium (now Online Learning Consortium) award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual and became an inaugural Sloan-C Fellow in 2010. In 2012 the University of Central Florida established the Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching in recognition of his contribution to teaching and learning with technology. In 2017 Chuck was named UCF’s inaugural Collective Excellence awardee with Marcella Bush for his work on the Rosen Foundation Tangelo Park Program.


Patsy Moskal, Ed.D.

PatsyAssociate Director
Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness
Patsy.Moskal@ucf.edu
(407) 823-0283

Patsy Moskal is the Associate Director for the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Since 1996, she has served as the liaison for faculty research of distributed and technology-enhanced learning and the scholarship of teaching and learning at UCF. She is currently co-directing (with Dr. Chuck Dziuban), the university’s pilot adaptive learning evaluation. Patsy specializes in statistics, graphics, program evaluation, and applied data analysis. She has extensive experience in research methods including survey development, interviewing, and conducting focus groups and frequently serves as an evaluation consultant to school districts, and industry and government organizations. Patsy is active in service to conferences and journals, also serving on the editorial boards of the Online Learning Journal, Education Sciences and The International Journal for the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning in addition to serving as a reviewer for NSF SBIR/STTR and DoE proposals.

In 2011, Patsy was named an Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Fellow in recognition of her groundbreaking work in the assessment of the impact and efficacy of online and blended learning. Patsy has co-authored numerous articles and chapters on blended and online learning and frequently presents on these topics. Her co-authored book–Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning: New Pedagogical Frontiers–with Dziuban, Picciano, and Graham, was published in fall 2015.