Reagan Curtis, Ph.D.
Department Chairperson and
Professor, Educational Psychology
Dr. Reagan Curtis coordinates the Program Evaluation and Research master’s degree program and works closely with several other programs including the Educational Psychology doctoral program and the Ph.D. in Education program. He moved with his wife and 5 children from Los Angeles, CA to Morgantown, WV in 2005, where he obtained a faculty position at West Virginia University working with graduate students to help them develop research and evaluation skills. He teaches courses related to research methodology and analyzing data across the spectrum from qualitative through quantitative approaches and most everything in between and recently accepted the position of Department Chairperson for the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development.
Dr. Curtis developed and launched the Program Evaluation and Research Center as a way to get students engaged in real-world research and evaluation, support faculty pursuing external funding, and provide service to the state and region through development, research, and evaluation of high quality programs. He pursue a diverse research agenda in (a) teacher education and action research, (b) the development of mathematical and scientific knowledge across the lifespan, (c) online delivery methods and pedagogical approaches to university instruction, and (d) research methodology, program evaluation, and data analysis (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological) for studies in developmental, educational, and counseling contexts.