William DischEducation

PhD, MA, University of Rhode Island; BA, California State University, San Marcos

Research Interests 

Research methods and mixed methodologies; applied quantitative analytics; predictive modeling; quality of life, especially in urban environments with underrepresented populations


Dr. Disch’s work involves research in the urban, socioeconomically depressed, ethnic, minority, environmental context, with the goal of improving the human condition. He integrates the arts into much of his research. He teaches at the University of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University. After receiving his degree, he conducted psychological and educational intelligence research at Yale University. A research design and analytics consultant for the social sciences and marketing industries, he has nearly 15 years of experience working in clinical and counseling psychology and social work. In his research and teaching, he tries to mix basic and applied, contextually appropriate, and applicable (real-world) material and examples.