Biography

Dr. Joseph DuCette has been a faculty member in the College of Education since 1968. During his years at Temple University, he has served as the chairperson of the Department of Educational Psychology, the associate dean of the College of Education, and the acting dean of the College of Education. He is currently the senior associate dean of evaluation and assessment for the College of Education. Dr. DuCette has served as an assessment and evaluation consultant to numerous educational organizations in the Philadelphia region. These include the After School Activities Partnerships, the Hundred Book Challenge, the Future Stars of Delaware, De La Salle in Towne, Tell Them We Are Rising, and Philadelphia READS. He has been the co-primary investigator on several federal grants focused on math and science at the high school and college level. His current interest is in factors that affect retention in both basic and higher education. He received his doctoral degree from Cornell University in experimental psychology.

Research Interests

  • Assessment
  • Attribution
  • Program Evaluation

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

EDUC 5325

Introduction to Statistics and Research

Graduate

EPSY 8625

Intermediate Educational Statistics

Graduate

HIED 8093

Advanced Higher Education Research Seminar

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Sarshar, M., Farley, F., Fiorello, C.A., & DuCette, J. (2019). T behavior: Psychological implications of thrill-seeking/risk-taking. Current Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s12144-019-00557-7

  • Rovito, M.J., Gordon, T.F., Bass, S.B., DuCette, J., Tierney, A.M., & Coles, N. (2018). Developing the “Control Identity” Typology to Create More Effective Testicular Health Promotional Messaging. American Journal of Men's Health, 12(3), pp. 546-555. doi: 10.1177/1557988315621143

  • Dimitriou, C.K. & Ducette, J.P. (2018). An analysis of the key determinants of hotel employees’ ethical behavior. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 34, pp. 66-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2017.12.002

  • Stahler, G.J., Mennis, J., & DuCette, J.P. (2016). Residential and outpatient treatment completion for substance use disorders in the U.S.: Moderation analysis by demographics and drug of choice. Addictive Behaviors, 58, pp. 129-135. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.02.030

  • Shore, S.M., Sachs, M.L., DuCette, J.P., & Libonati, J.R. (2014). Step-Count Promotion Through a School-Based Intervention. Clinical Nursing Research, 23(4), pp. 402-420. doi: 10.1177/1054773813485240

  • Miller, M., Ruzek, S.B., Bass, S.B., Gordon, T.F., & Ducette, J.P. (2013). Why fathers are too important to ignore: Communication about sexuality between fathers and daughters. Holistic Nursing Practice, 27(2), pp. 89-97. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e318280f78a

  • Rovito, M.J., Gordon, T.F., Bass, S.B., & DuCette, J. (2011). Perceptions of testicular cancer and testicular self-examination among college men: A report on intention, vulnerability, and promotional material preferences. American Journal of Men's Health, 5(6), pp. 500-507. doi: 10.1177/1557988311409023

  • Stull, J.C., Majerich, D.M., Bernacki, M.L., Varnum, S.J., & Ducette, J.P. (2011). The effects of formative assessment pre-lecture online chapter quizzes and student-initiated inquiries to the instructor on academic achievement. Educational Research and Evaluation, 17(4), pp. 253-262. doi: 10.1080/13803611.2011.621756

  • Stull, J.C., Varnum, S.J., Ducette, J., Schiller, J., & Bernacki, M. (2011). The Many Faces of Formative Assessment. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 23(1), pp. 30-39. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Stull, J., Jansen, S.A., Schiller, J., Ducette, J., & Roberts, L. (2007). The many faces of formative assessment in university science courses. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 234. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Jansen, S.A., Ducette, J., Stull, J., Schiller, J., Roberts, L., & Gilles, T. (2007). Formative assessment as a pedagogy in General Chemistry. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 234. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Garro, A., Thurman, S.K., Kerwin, M., & Ducette, J.P. (2005). Parent/caregiver stress during pediatric hospitalization for chronic feeding problems. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 20(4), pp. 268-275. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2005.02.015

  • Hakim, R., Newton, R., Segal, J., & DuCette, J. (2004). A Group Intervention to Reduce Fall Risk Factors in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 22(1), pp. 1-20. The Haworth Press. doi: 10.1300/j148v22n01_01

  • Hakim, R.M., Newton, R.A., Segal, J., & DuCette, J.P. (2003). A group intervention to reduce fall risk factors in community-dwelling older adults. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 22(1), pp. 1-20. doi: 10.1300/J148v22n01_01

  • Koenig, K., Johnson, C., Morano, C.K., & Ducette, J.P. (2003). Development and validation of a professional behavior assessment. Journal of Allied Health, 32(2), pp. 86-91.

  • Stahler, G.J., Shipley, T.F., Bartelt, D., Ducette, J.P., & Shandler, I.W. (1996). Evaluating alternative treatments for homeless substance-abusing men: Outcomes and predictors of success. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 14(4), pp. 151-167. doi: 10.1300/J069v14n04_09

  • 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), pp. 119-130. doi: 10.1177/105381519401800201

  • Shapp, L.C., Thurman, S.K., & Ducette, J.P. (1992). The Relationship of Attributions and Personal Well-Being in Parents of Preschool Children with Disabilities. Journal of Early Intervention, 16(4), pp. 295-303. doi: 10.1177/105381519201600401

  • Stahler, G.J. & DuCette, J.P. (1991). Evaluating adolescent pregnancy programs: Rethinking our priorities. Family Planning Perspectives, 23(3), pp. 129-133. doi: 10.2307/2135825

  • STAHLER, G.J., DUCETTE, J.P., & POVICH, E. (1990). USING MEDIATION TO PREVENT CHILD MALTREATMENT - AN EXPLORATORY-STUDY. FAMILY RELATIONS, 39(3), pp. 317-322. doi: 10.2307/584878

  • Ducette, J.P., Stahler, G.J., & Mcbride, D. (1989). Assessing the Quality of Evaluations of Adolescent Pregnancy Care Programs. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 12(4), pp. 453-466. doi: 10.1177/016327878901200406

  • Whitlock, M.S. & DuCette, J.P. (1989). Outstanding and Average Teachers of the Gifted: A Comparative Study. Gifted Child Quarterly, 33(1), pp. 15-21. doi: 10.1177/001698628903300103

  • Stahler, G.J., DuCette, J., & McBride, D. (1989). The evaluation component in adolescent pregnancy care projects: Is it adequate? Family Planning Perspectives, 21(3), pp. 123-126. doi: 10.2307/2135663

  • DUCETTE, J.P. (1986). STRESS IN ICU AND NON-ICU NURSES - REPLY. NURSING RESEARCH, 35(4), pp. 236-236. doi: 10.1097/00006199-198607000-00014

  • DUCETTE, J.P. (1986). STRESS IN ICU AND NON-ICU NURSES. NURSING RESEARCH, 35(1), pp. 59-59. doi: 10.1097/00006199-198601000-00017

  • DUCETTE, J. & KENNEY, J. (1982). DO GRADING STANDARDS AFFECT STUDENT-EVALUATIONS OF TEACHING - SOME NEW EVIDENCE ON AN OLD QUESTION. JOURNAL of EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 74(3), pp. 308-314. doi: 10.1037/0022-0663.74.3.308

  • Wright, R.J. & DuCette, J.P. (1976). Locus of Control and Academic Achievement in Traditional and Non-Traditional Educational Settings. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Lowery, B.J. & Ducette, J.P. (1976). Disease-related learning and disease control in diabetics as a function of locus of control. Nursing Research, 25(5), pp. 358-362. doi: 10.1097/00006199-197609000-00014

  • Wolk, S. & DuCette, J. (1974). Monetary incentive effects upon incidental learning during an instructional task., 66 (pp. 90-95). doi: 10.1037/h0035814

  • Lintner, A.C. & DuCette, J. (1974). The Effects of Locus of Control, Academic Failures and Task Dimensions on a Student's Responsiveness to Praise. American Educational Research Journal. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Wolk, S. & DuCette, J. (1974). Intentional performance and incidental learning as a function of personality and task dimensions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 29(1), pp. 90-101. doi: 10.1037/h0035687

  • Ducette, J. & Soucar, E. (1974). A further reexamination of the vigilance hypothesis with the use of random shapes as stimuli. Journal of Social Psychology, 92(1), pp. 109-113. doi: 10.1080/00224545.1974.9923078

  • Segal, S.M. & DuCette, J. (1973). Locus of control and pre Marital high school pregnancy. Psychological Reports, 33(3), pp. 887-890. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1973.33.3.887

  • Soucar, E. & Ducette, J. (1972). A re-examination of the vigilance hypothesis in person perception. Journal of Social Psychology, 88(1), pp. 31-36. doi: 10.1080/00224545.1972.9922540

  • Soucar, E. & DuCette, J. (1971). Cognitive Complexity and Political Preference. Psychological Reports. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Wolk, S. & DuCette, J. (1971). Locus of Control and Achievement Motivation: Theoretical Overlap and Methodological Divergence. Psychological Reports. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/

  • Ducette, J. & Wolk, S. (1971). The limitatations of the interaction hypothesis in regard to arility grouping., 40 (pp. 23-27). doi: 10.1080/00220973.1971.11011299