Wesleyan portrait of Lisa C. Dierker

Lisa C. Dierker

Walter Crowell University Professor of Social Sciences

Professor of Psychology

Judd Hall, 302

Chair, Psychology

Professor, Education Studies


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BA Ohio State University
MA University of Connecticut
PHD University of Connecticut

Lisa C. Dierker

Lisa Dierker is a Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan University. With expertise in the application of innovative statistical methods, she has spent her career developing collaborative relationships across multiple disciplines. She has also shown an extremely strong commitment to teaching undergraduate courses in the areas of statistics and research methods, and with funding from the National Science Foundation, has developed an original project-based curriculum (https://passiondrivenstatistics.com/) aimed at increasing the number of students exposed to applied statistics.  Her research has been supported through grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation, the Davis Educational Foundation and the McManus Charitable Trust. Her published journal articles include more than 100 aimed at advancing the fields of addiction, health, and data science education.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Mondays 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Judd Hall 302.


Spring 2024
PSYC 105 - 04
Foundations Contemporary Psych

PSYC 105Q - 01
Fndn Cont Psyc - HS Equity Lab

QAC 201 - 03
Applied Data Analysis

Fall 2024
PSYC 385 - 01
Applied Rsch in Digital Lrning