Keith Zvoch

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Biography

Keith Zvoch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) at the University of Oregon (UO). He teaches advanced research design and multilevel, multivariate statistics courses, and a program evaluation course sequence. His research interests include causal inference in applied field settings, the modeling of time series data, and methodological approaches for measuring and accounting for breakdowns in treatment implementation. Dr. Zvoch has been the principal/co-principal investigator on two IES funded grants and recently completed a four year term as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Evaluation. Dr. Zvoch has published extensively in education, evaluation, and child development journals.

Education

Ph.D., 2001, University of New Mexico
Major: Quantitative Methods
Minor: Educational Psychology
 
M.A., 1995, University of Pittsburgh  
Major: Educational Psychology  
Minor: Social Psychology
 
B.S., 1992, University of Pittsburgh
Major: Psychology 
Minor: History of Philosophy and Science

Research

Keith Zvoch’s research primarily centers on the evaluation of school-based intervention programs. His recent work has involved the use of randomized experiments and strong quasi-experimental designs (e.g., RD/ITS) to study the effectiveness of interventions (i.e., RtI, summer school, full-day kindergarten) designed to promote early childhood literacy. A motivating problem that underlies much of his research is the inferential impact of breakdowns in the delivery and receipt of intervention programs administered in field settings. The application and study of methodologies that account for treatment noncompliance and deviations from treatment protocol are of particular interest. Dr. Zvoch has been the principal/co-principal investigator on two IES funded grants and is currently an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Evaluation. He has published extensively in education, evaluation, and child development journals.