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 focus on examining the fairness of education-related regulatory systems, policies, and procedures and the impact it has on people’s ability to make more-informed decisions. Some of my past publications or presentations have investigated how or why:

  • Enforcing stand-alone data ethics courses is vital in supporting graduate researchers’ moral and professional development
  • Highlighting equitable (and not necessarily equal) sport playing-time policies makes a noticeable difference in promoting holistic athlete development
  • Reviewing mixed-methods course evaluation data is a necessary but not sufficient condition for faculty feedback and growth
  • Designing randomized test keys is vital to limiting successful guesses and construct-irrelevant variance

I draw from a wide range of literature in the learning sciences, ethics, social psychology, reasoning and argumentation, as well as assessment and evaluation. I also work on the university's Institutional Review Board and Faculty Council.

Courses Taught

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, Educational Statistics, Ethics for Administrators 

Selected Publications and Presentations

Hood, R. & Joseph, D.C. (2018, November). Want to be a great research ethicist (or just a better one)? Here's a learning map. To be 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. Paper 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. Paper 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. Paper 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.