Dane Joseph

Dane Joseph, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education




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Dane Christian Joseph joined the College of Education in 2015 as an assistant professor of education. In the four years prior, he taught as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Pacific University. Dane’s teaching and research experience also includes one year as an instructor in Pacific’s College of Arts & Sciences (2010-11), three years as a graduate research assistant in Washington State University’s Learning and Performance Research Center (2006-09), and one and a half years as a graduate teaching assistant in Washington State’s Department of Philosophy (2005-06).


PhD, Educational Psychology [Research Evaluation Measurement] (2010), Washington State University
MA, Philosophy (2006), Washington State University
BA, Humanities (2003), minors in Natural Sciences and Philosophy, Concordia University Wisconsin

Research Interests

Dane explores strategies that instructors, coaches, researchers, and evaluators can use to frame and solve complex problems in evolving learning economies.

Courses Taught

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, Ethics, Educational Statistics, Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Sample Publications and Presentations

Joseph, D.C. (2019). Randomize it: Fair procedures when constructing multiple-choice test-keys. Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2(1), 80-92.

Joseph, D.C. (2019). There’s more to research methods than meets the eye. In R. L. Miller & T. Collette (Eds.) Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2017-18, 92-94. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website.

Hood, R., & Joseph, D.C. (2018, November). An educational map to being a great research ethicist (or just a better one). Presented at the Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research Advancing Ethical Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Joseph, D.C. (2018, June). Playing-time: Its conceptualization, operationalization, measurement, and significance. Presented at the International Sociology Sport Association's World Congress of Sociology of Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Joseph, D.C. (2018, March). Empirical research ethics as a way of knowing. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association's Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, Phoenix, AZ.

Joseph, D.C. (2016). Searching for data ethics courses. Assessment Update, 28(5), 3-14.

Joseph, D.C. (2016, October). How to save a job and develop personnel potential using assessment data. Presented at the IUPUI Assessment Institute Conference, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN.

Joseph, D.C., Harper, K., & Tuffey, S. (2013). Playing-time in youth football (soccer) games: The challenge of developing measures of inequality and social minimums. International Journal of Sport and Society, 3 (3), 101-111.