Contact Research (RITE)

Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness (RITE)

Attn: RITE
Center for Distributed Learning
John C. Hitt Library
12701 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816
Dr. Chuck Dziuban Director (407) 823-5478
Dr. Patsy Moskal Associate Director (407) 823-0283
Fax 407-823-6580

Charles DziubanCharles Dziuban

Chuck 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. Since 1996, he has directed the impact evaluation of UCF’s distributed learning initiative gauging the impact of online, blended and lecture capture courses on the university. 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. He received the Sloan Consortium award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual in 2005.In 2010, Chuck was named an inaugural Sloan-C Fellow. In 2012 the University of Central Florida initiated the Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching for UCF faculty members in honor of Chuck’s impact on the field of online teaching. Chuck is a prolific presenter and publisher of online and blended learning research.


Patsy MoskalPatsy Moskal
Patsy Moskal is the Associate Director for the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she has been a faculty member since 1989. Since 1996, she has served as the liaison for faculty research of distributed learning and teaching effectiveness at UCF. 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. She has also received funding from several government and industrial agencies including the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2011 she was named a Sloan-C 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.