John Fulginiti, PhD

Research Director, Office of Research


Areas of Expertise:

  • Educational Research 
  • Measurement and Research Methodology
  • Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • High Stakes Testing 
  • Program Review and Evaluation
  • Institutional Research 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accreditation


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • B.A., University of Arizona

Dissertation Topic:

Ambiguity, precision, and choice: A fuzzy trace theory analysis of framing effects in decision making under uncertainty.

Selected Publications:

  • “KnowPain-50: A Tool for Assessing Physician Pain Management Education,” Pain Medicine, (2008)
  • “Effect of an integrated nutrition curriculum on medical education, student clinical performance, and student perception of medical-nutrition training,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, (2001) 
  • “Correlations of Family Medicine Clerkship Evaluations with Objective Structured Clinical Examination Scores and Residency Directors’ Ratings,” Family Medicine, (1999)

Professional Experience:

  • Director of Dissertation Management, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ
  • Executive Assistant to the Campus President, Pima County Community College District, Community Campus, Tucson, AZ
  • Acting Director of Institutional Research and Planning, Pima County Community College District, Tucson, AZ
  • Director of Assessment Research, Pima County Community College District, Tucson, AZ

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