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James B. Schreiber, Ph.D. joined the School of Nursing as a Professor in August 2016. He received his doctorate in Learning and Cognition from Indiana University Bloomington in 2000. He has published over 65 articles in journals, such as Journal of Educational Psychology, Semiotica, and Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, along with chapters and reviews. In addition, he has over 120 national and international presentations. He is the author of a research methods book with Wiley and Sons, and a book on motivation with Springer.

He has been an Advisory Board member for the Lemelson Center for the Study of Innovation and Invention, Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network within the NICHD, and a panel reviewer with the IES and NSF. In addition, he held a research fellowship with the Smithsonian Institution from 2011-2012 and continues to consult for the education group at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Educational Research, The Journal of Experimental Education, and Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs. He currently, sits on 12 journal editorial boards.


  • PhD, Indiana University: Bloomington, IN, Learning and Cognition, 2000
  • MS, Indiana University: Bloomington, IN, Statistics, 1998
  • MEd, Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ, Secondary Mathematics Education, 1995
  • BSBA, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 8/87-12/91, Marketing, 1991

Research Interests or Expertise

  • Motivation and cognition
  • Peircean reasoning
  • Statistical analysis and modeling using both Fisherian and Bayesian techniques
  • Multi-faceted wellness

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National Science Foundation NSF Award #perso1321216
Dr. Boston & Parke (Co-PIs) 2015-2016
Designing for Equity by Thinking in and About Mathematics
This is a community of mathematical practice devoted to closing the opportunity gap for marginalized secondary mathematics students in Pittsburgh.
Role: Sub-award for analyses and evaluation

Grant ID: SM61119
Dr. Blair (PI) 2013-2016
Early Childhood Mental Health Trauma Treatment Center (ECMH-TTC)
The purpose of the Early Childhood Mental Health and Trauma Treatment Center (ECMH-TTC) at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC is to provide services to children age birth to seven who have experienced trauma, along with their caregivers and/or families.
Role: Evaluato

Schreiber, J. B. (in press). Analyses for health and social sciences. DEStech Publishing

Cook, A., Donoso-Brown, E., & Schreiber, J. B. (Online, July 2023). Therapy Practitioners’ Implementation of Home Programs for Individuals Post Burn: An Initial Cross-Sectional Survey, Occupational Therapy In Health Care IOHC.

Stayduhar, J. M., Covvey, J. R., Schreiber, J. B., & Witt-Enderby, P. A. (2023). Pharmacist and Student Knowledge and Perceptions of Herbal Supplements and Natural Products. Pharmacy, 11(3), 96.

Schreiber, J. B. & Turk, M. (2022). Statistics and Data Analysis Literacy for Nurses. Springer.

Alaa Eddine, N., Schreiber, J. B., El-Yazbi, A. F., Shmaytilli, H, & Amin., M. E. K., (2023 Accepted) A Pharmacist-Led Medication Review Service with a Deprescribing Focus Guided by Implementation Science, Frontiers Pharmacology

Alaa Eddine, N., Schreiber, J. B.6, & Amin., M. E. K. (2023 Accepted) Translation and validation of the Medication Management Patient Satisfaction Survey: The Lebanese Arabic Version" Frontiers Pharmacology

Ackers, S., Colbert, A., Fraley, H., & Schreiber, J. B. (2022). Exploring Screening Practices for Child Sexual Abuse in School Settings: An Integrative Review. The Journal of School Nursing.[Online First]

Buzgon, J., Crothers ,L. M., Schreiber, J. B., Schmitt, A. J., Kolbert, J. B., Wadsworth, J., Fidazzo, A., Barron, M., Steeves, T. (2022). Feminine ideology, body appreciation, and indirect aggression in girls. Frontiers in Education, 7.      DOI=10.3389/feduc.2022.896247

Leak, R. K., & Schreiber, J. B. (2022). Mechanistic Research for the Student or Educator (Part II of II). Frontiers: Pharmacology, Translational Pharmacology, 13

Leak, R. K., & Schreiber, J. B. (2022). Mechanistic Research for the Student or Educator (Part I of II) Frontiers: Pharmacology, Translational Pharmacology, 13.

Brown, A., Hellem, T., Schreiber, J., Buerhaus, P., & Colbert, A. (2022). Suicide and altitude: A systematic review of global literature. Public Health Nursing, 39(5), 1167-1179.

Baumgartel, K., Louis, J., Schreiber, J. B. et al (Accepted/2022) A Feasibility Study to Assess Sleep and Subsequent Breast Milk Volume Among Mothers with Hospitalized Preterm Infants. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. This is still in press for some reason

  • Kappa Delta Epsilon - Teacher of the Year 2014
  • Kappa Delta Epsilon - Teacher of the Year 2012
  • Order of Omega, Duquesne University, Excellence in Faculty Performance 2008-2009
  • Nominated for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Professor of the Year, 2007.
  • Teacher of the Year Southern Illinois University College of Education and Human Services 2004
  • Teacher of the Year at Seton High School, AZ, 1995
  • National Business Education Association Merit Award Winner May, 1995
  • Nominated for the Silver Apple Teaching Award Fall 1995
  • Distinguished Master's Degree Graduate: Arizona State University, May 1995.
  • Editor Emeritus: The Journal of Educational Research - Current
  • Editor-in-Chief: The Journal of Educational Research 2010- 2013
  • Executive Editor: The Journal of Educational Research 2005 - 2010
  • Executive Editor-Chair: The Journal of Experimental Education 2005-2006
  • Executive Editor: Genetic, Social, and, General Psychology Monographs 2006-2007