Roxanne Ruzic

Director of Research, Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education

  • Ed.D. Harvard University, Human Development and Psychology
  • M.Ed. Harvard University, Technology in Education
  • M.A. Stanford University, Curriculum and Teacher Education
  • B.A. Stanford University, English

Roxanne teaches graduate-level research methods courses in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and is Director of Research at USD’s Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education. Since 2003, Roxanne has served as president of Ruzic Consulting, Inc., providing research/evaluation and program development services to organizations in the non-profit and education sectors.

Trained in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and instructional design, Roxanne has participated in numerous research and evaluation studies and projects across higher education, K-12, and informal educational settings. She has focused primarily on issues of teaching and learning in higher education settings; college readiness; science/STEM education; use of technology; environmental education; and K-12 school reform, all with an emphasis on accommodating diversity and improving outcomes for historically underserved individuals and communities.