Chuck Dziuban is Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he has been a faculty member since 1970 teaching research design and statistics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Since 1996, 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, the Phi Delta Kappan, the Internet in Higher Education, the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, and On the Horizon. His methods for determining psychometric adequacy have been featured in both the SPSS and the SAS statistical computing packages. He has received funding from several government and industrial agencies including the Ford Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is an internationally-sought speaker on the subject of learning innovation, especially technology-enabled learning.
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. During his career at UCF he has been university teacher and researcher of the year. Chuck co-authored or contributed to numerous books and chapters on psychometrics, blended and online learning including the Handbook of Blended Learning Environments, Educating the Net Generation, and Blended Learning: Research Perspectives which he also co-edited. In 2005, Chuck received the Sloan Consortium award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual. In 2007 he was appointed to the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Policy Council. In November 2010, Chuck was named an inaugural Sloan Consortium Fellow.
The Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness (RITE) supports UCF faculty in formulating and implementing research on effective teaching practices in higher education. If you are a UCF faculty member with an idea for classroom research, please contact us! Visit our links to see the services we can provide or to examine results from our ongoing Distributed Learning Impact Evaluation.
During the past decade or two, many of us have been playing small parts in the online learning movement. Fortunately, we have Chuck Dziuban as band leader so we have a sense of tone and direction for our respective notes. Chuck has assembled and orchestrated some of the most elegant and critical pieces of the online learning movement.
Chuck taught for more than 25 years and continues to serve as an advisor. I have seen teachers and administrators in schools and district offices throughout central Florida run up to thank him for helping them survive their graduate program. Many he remembers. Some he does not. But, they all remember “Dr. Dziuban.” To this day, he still helps any student who comes into his office. Such is the legacy of a great teacher and mentor!
Chuck Dziuban has been one of the true visionaries in the online and blended learning movement. His talks, presentations, articles and books have inspired educators throughout the world to understand the potential of the new modality in allowing students to learn and teachers to teach. It has been my great honor to call him a colleague, co-author, and friend.
Chuck has this amazing, insatiable appetite for knowledge that somehow manages to be both omnivorous and discriminating. I’ve only see one thing more insatiable: Chuck’s urge to share that knowledge.
Chuck has had a tremendous impact on the direction of online and blended learning in Canada through his interactions with numerous faculty members at higher education institutions across our country. He has always been willing to share his expertise, resources, time, and most importantly his humor.
If Chuck weren’t so smart, and so funny, and so well read, and such a good speaker, he might be just another nice guy.
- First UCF Pegasus Professor
- UCF Professor Emeritus
- UCF Teacher of the Year
- UCF Researcher of the Year
- Sloan Consortium Award forMost Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual
- Appointed to the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Policy Council.
- Named an inaugural Sloan Consortium Fellow (2010).