The Community Research, Assessment, and Methodology Group was initiated in the Fall of 1994 under the direction of Dr. Charles Burdsal who has over 40 years of experience regarding teaching evaluation issues, advances in multivariate design, and program evaluation. Currently, with seven graduate student members, research consists of a diverse set of eclectic interests. Each researcher has a unique educational background including Master’s degrees in Biology, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Sociology as well as undergraduate degrees in psychology. Several researchers pursued their advanced degrees directly after earning their undergraduate degree while others made major career changes and bring corporate and academic experiences to the group.

Current Projects

Current projects include research on:

  • Adolescent healthy relationships

  • Possible selves
  • Teaching evaluation issues
  • Public Health
  • General survey research
  • Undergraduate needs assessment
  • Aging Adults health & well-being
  • Health issues of middle-aged women


Dr. Charles Burdsal
429 Lindquist Hall