Faculty Profiles

Dr. Robert Dedrick

Professor and Program Coordinator, educational measurement and research

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Email: dedrick@usf.edu 
Office: USF Tampa campus, EDU 358
Curriculum Vitae

Robert Dedrick's research interests include the use of structural equation modeling to examine measurement quality of psychological instruments, the analysis of change using multilevel modeling, and mentoring in doctoral education. His work has been published in Psychological Assessment, Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Sociology of Education, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and Mentoring and Tutoring.


  • EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education
  • EDF 7437 Advanced Educational Measurement I 
  • EDF 7438 Advanced Educational Measurement II 

Current Research Projects

I am currently working with Dr. Doug Rohrer (PI) on an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Goal Three Efficacy grant that involves evaluating an intervention (Interleaved Mathematics Practice) designed to improve mathematics achievement of middle school students. A multisite cluster randomized control trial is being used in the evaluation.

I am also working on an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Goal Two Development grant with Drs. Shannon Suldo (PI) and Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick (Co-PI) that involves creating an intervention designed to help high school students cope with the stress associated with participation in Advanced Placement classes and the International Baccalaureate Program. The intervention is being developed using an iterative, design-based research approach and is being evaluated with a cluster randomized control trial. Student outcomes include educational achievement and mental health outcomes.