Matt Fritz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Matthew Fritz is an assistant professor in the Quantitative, Qualitative, and Psychometric Methods (QQPM) program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His main areas of interest in quantitative methods are statistical mediation analysis, longitudinal data, and nonlinear models. The motivation for advancing these methods is to improve the development, evaluation and overall efficacy of these interventions, especially those related to substance use. Fritz is an investigator on grants from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, Estimating Mediation Effects in Prevention Research, and the National Institutes of Health, Reaching and Motivating Change in Teen Marijuana Smokers.

Prior to his appointment in QQPM, Fritz was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, for five years. He received his bachelor's in psychology, with a minor in statistics, from Oregon State University and his master’s and doctoral degrees in quantitative psychology, with a certificate in applied statistics, from Arizona State University.