Joseph P. DuCette, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean of Assessment and Evaluation
Professor of Educational Psychology
Office of the Dean
Psychological, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Ritter Hall 287
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone: (215) 204-4998

Education
  • Ph.D. Cornell University, Experimental Psychology
  • B. A. Wisconsin State University, Psychology
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Attribution Theory
  • Diversity
  • Urban Education
  • Early Intervention
  • Learning Disabilities
Recent Scholarship

Sewell, T.E., DuCette, J.P., and Shapiro, J.P. (1998) Cultural diversity and educational assessment. In Lambert, N. and McCombs, B.L. (Eds.) Issues in school reform: A sampler of psychological perspectives on learner-centered school. APA Publications: Washington, D.C.

DuCette, J. P., Shapiro, J. P., & Sewell, T. E. (1995). Diversity in Education: Problems and Possibilities (1993). Chapter in AACTE Handbook, A Knowledge Base for Teacher Education.

Sewell, T. E., Shapiro, J. P., DuCette, J. P., & Sanford, J. (1995). The Professional Development School in an Urban Setting. In The Professional Development School, edited by Hugh Petrie.

Thurman, S. K., Brobeil, R. A., DuCette, J. P. & Hurt, H. (1994). Prenatally exposed to cocaine: Does the label matter? Journal of Early Intervention, 18 (2), 119-130.

Lowery, B. J., Jacobsen, B. S., & DuCette, J. P. (1993). Causal attribution, control and adjustment to breast cancer. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 10, (4), 37-53.

Shapp, L. C., Thurman, S. K. & DuCette, J. P. (1992). The relationship of attributions and personal well-being in parents of preschool children. Journal of Early Intervention. Vol. 16 (4), 295-303.