Darrell M. Hull, PhD
Department of Educational Psychology
P.O. Box 311335
Denton, TX 76203-1335
E-mail: Darrell dot Hull at unt dot edu
Office Location: Matthews Hall 304I
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00 - 4:00 & Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00
Also by appointment as needed.
Departmental website: http://www.coe.unt.edu/educational-psychology
AAS, Laser/Electro-Optics Technology, Texas State Technical College (1986)
BS, Business Administration, The University of Texas at Dallas (1990)
MBA, Business Administration, Baylor University (1993)
PhD, Educational Psychology, Baylor University (2003)
EPSY 5210 - Introduction to Educational Statistics
EPSY 5220 - Grant Writing
EPSY 6210 - Classical and Modern Educational Measurement Theory
EPSY 6240 - Advanced Educational Measurement Theory (Item Response Theory)
EPSY 6250 - Technology in Research
I teach Educational Research in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas. My research is focused on learning environments that support socio-cultural historical methods of teaching and learning, particularly in online and secondary/postsecondary science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. I am constantly amazed at the application of Lev Vygotsky's theory of mind.
My doctoral training was (perhaps a surprise to my students) not in research methods, but rather in the traditions of Educational Psychology and how to apply research methods to examine learning phenomena.
I have developed three measurement scales, two of them for examining social interaction of participant discourse structure in online courses, and the other instrument examines secondary math teacher instructional practices.
I have also developed a keen interest in Item Response Modeling.
Prior to joining the faculty at UNT in the fall of 2007, I was the director of Baylor University's Baylor Evaluation Services Center, where I conducted a wide variety of program evaluations. I am also associated with the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC), where I continue to support their evaluation activities. http://www.op-tec.org/
I am also a frequent consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank (http://www.iadb.org/). These are some of the best people you will ever meet, and they happen to have lots of money to invest in some of the neediest (is that a word?) places in Latin America and the Caribbean. I have
begun to think of myself as something of an expert on secondary education in the Caribbean region, having had the opportunity to conduct studies for the bank in The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, and now Jamaica.
Some quotes I enjoy:
"Oh well, whatever, nevermind..." -- Kurt Cobain
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" -- A. Einstein
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
-- A. Einstein
(this one is courtesy of my colleague, and soon to be emminent scholar at Baylor U., Dr. A. Alexander Beaujean)
"I'm always amazed to see a psychologist offering a glib explanation of some immensely complex behavioral incident when psychological science has not even provided explanations for comparatively simple general phenomena..." --Arthur R. Jensen
"It is the mark of an educated man to entertain a thought without accepting it."