Duane Shell, Ph.D. Research Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Duane Shell is a site evaluator for the NU Directions Project, a program to reduce high-risk drinking among college students. He also works on projects for the Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse at UNL, which includes studying influences of alcohol and tobacco expectancies on behavior and includes research from China and Thailand. In addition to his current positions, he has served as evaluator for numerous federal- and state-funded grant projects.

Shell's primary research interests are self-regulation and motivational influences on behavior and cognition as these are manifest in educational and public health settings. He also has expertise in applied statistics, measurement and multi-methods program evaluation. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications, published articles and reports, national and international presentations at professional conferences and meetings, and is co-editing a book.