Dane Joseph

Dane Joseph, PhD

Assistant Professor

Doctor of Education Program



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

My scholarly interests explore the normative, descriptive, and prescriptive ways that people practically reason about data, policies, and procedures in order to make more-informed and strategic decisions. I draw from a wide range of literature in philosophy (particularly ethics), educational and social psychology, as well as assessment and evaluation, and apply much of my scholarship on the Institutional Review Board, Faculty Council, as well as Institutional Assessment and Graduate Procedures & Policies Committees.

Courses Taught

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, Educational Statistics, Ethics

Selected Publications and Presentations

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. (2017, October). There's more to research methods than meets the eye. Presented at the American Psychological Association's Society for the Teaching of Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

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.