Robert Durham, PhD

Robert Durham

 

 

Associate Professor
Ph.D.: Vanderbilt University, 1973
Area: Psychometrics; Statistics; Program Evaluation
Office: Columbine Hall 4031
Phone: (719) 255-4181
Email: rdurham@uccs.edu

Professor Robert Durham has been a professor of psychology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for 30 years. After obtaining his doctorate in experimental psychology at Vanderbilt University, he moved directly to Colorado Springs. At UCCS, he has taught a variety of topics, many centering on methodological issues (e.g., program evaluation, research design, multivariate statistics, and psychometric theory). He has been a principal investigator (or co-PI) on numerous grants and contracts. He has authored/co-authored over 60 publications and presentations. He has recently become involved in research concerning the assessment of attitudes towards child sexual abuse and the etiology of sexual offending. He brings a strong psychometric and methodological background to this content area.

 

Research Areas:

Psychometrics, statistics, program evaluation, and differential attitudes toward and etiology of sexual abusers.

 

Representative Publications:

Kretzer, K., Evelo, A. J, & Durham, R. L. (2013).  A pilot study incorporating a complementary intervention to reduce hypertension and stress in women. Journal of Holistic Nursing Practice, 27(6), 336-343. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3182a72ca4

Coolidge, F. L., Tambone, G. M., Durham, R. L., & Segal, D. L. (2011). Retrospective assessments of childhood psychopathologies by adults and their parents. Psychology, 2 (3), 162-168.

Leon, B, Ricks, E., Durham, R. L., & Lightstone, P. (2010, December). Pierce County Alliance Meth Family Services: Evaluation of expanded services under U. S. Health & Human Services grant (2007 - 2010). Final report (127 pages).

Cascaval, R.C., Fogler, K.A., Abrams, G.D., & Durham, R.L. (2008). Evaluating the benefits of providing online lectures to in-class students enrolled in math courses. Journal Of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 12 (3-4), 61-70.

Rains, J.R., Kelly, C.A., & Durham, R.L. (2008). The evolution of the importance of multi-sensory teaching techniques in elementary mathematics: Theory and practice. Journal of Theory and Practice in Education, 4 (2), 239-252.

Simons, D.A., Wurtele, S. K., & Durham, R.L. (2008).  Developmental experiences of child molesters and rapists. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32 (5), 549-560.

 

Recent Posters and Presentations:

Bhalla, A., Hanneman S.,  Durham, R. L., Al-Tabaa N., &  McDonald, J. (August, 2014). Psychometric examination of a readiness scale for participants using an online intervention.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 122nd meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Bhalla, A., McDonald, J., Hanneman, S., Al Tabaa, N., & Durham, R.L. (May, 2014). Differential Psychological and Neuropsychological Functioning By Types of Trauma Exposure. Poster accepted for presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.

Hanneman, S., Bhalla, A., Al Ta-Baa, N., & Durham, R.L. (May, 2014). Differential societal attitudes between juvenile and adult sex offenders. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychology and Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Bhalla, A., McDonald, J., Hanneman, S., Al Tabaa, N., & Durham, R.L. (April, 2014). Childhood maltreatment and adult antisocial behavior in a military sample. Poster accepted for presentation at the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Hanneman, S., Bhalla, A., Al-Tabaa, N., McDonald, J., & Durham, R.L. (April, 2014). Differential Attitudes towards Sexual Offenders:  Does the victim’s age matter? Poster accepted for presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bhalla, A., Durham, R. L., Hanneman, S., & Welsh, E. (August, 2013).  Psychometric properties of a hypersexuality scale. Poster presented at 121st annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Livengood, M.L., Durham, R., & Klebe, K. (August, 2012).  Redeemability Attitudes towards Offenders with Mental Illness: A scale development study. Poster presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (Division 5), Orlando, FL.

Welch, E.A. & Durham, R.L. (April, 2012).  Blinded by the mirror: Self-objectification and perception of high risk rape situations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Tambone, G., Durham, R.L., & White, E. (November, 2011). Psychometric properties of the CEBQ among a non-incarcerated population. Poster presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Toronto, Canada.