Joseph P. DuCette, Ph.D.

Joseph P. DuCette, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean of Assessment and Evaluation


Office of the Dean
Psychological Studies in Education

Ritter Hall 243
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone: (215) 204-4998

  • 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
Refereed Journals and Edited Books
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,
Miller, M.E., 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). 88 – 96.
Majerick, D. M., Stull, J. C., Varnum, S. J., Giles, T., & DuCette, J. P. (2011). Facilitation of formative assessments using clickers in a university physics course. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 7, 11 – 20.
Rovito, M., DuCette, J.P. (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, June, 1 – 8.
Stull, J., Varnum, S., DuCette, J.P., & Schiller, J. (2011). The many faces of formative assessment. The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 23 (1), 30 – 39.
Stull, J., Majerich, D., Varnum, S., Bernacki, M., & DuCette, J. (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), 253 – 262.

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.