Jacob Marszalek

Jacob MarszalekAssociate Professor / Acting Director, Urban Education Research Center

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Statistics and Measurement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006).

Research Interests

  • Translational methodology, motivational theories in psychology and education (e.g., flow, anxiety, reactance), educational and psychological measurement, social justice advocacy, evaluation of institutional/educational programs for minority outreach and support.

Current Projects

  • Dr. Marszalek is currently working on correlating physiological markers with flow, defining the nomological network of flow, ongoing development of a social justice advocacy measure, and evaluation of educational programs.


  • Marszalek, J. M., Barber, C., & Nilsson, J. E. (2017). Development of the Social Issues Advocacy Scale-2 (SIAS-2). Social Justice Research, 30(2), 117-144. doi:10.1007/s11211-017-0284-3
  • Clark, J. M. R., Marszalek, J. M., Bennett, K. K., Harry, K. M., Howarter, A. D., Eways, K. R. & Reed, K. S. (2016). Comparison of factor structure models for the Beck Anxiety Inventory among cardiac rehabilitation patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 89, 91-97. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2016.08.007
  • Glaros, A. G., Marszalek, J. M., & Williams, K. B. (2016). Longitudinal multilevel modeling of facial pain, muscle tension, and stress. Journal of Dental Research, 95(4), 416-422. doi:10.1177/0022034515625216
  • Drake, J. R., Murdock, N. L., Marszalek, J. M., & Barber, C. (2015). Differentiation of Self Inventory – Short Form: Development and preliminary validation. Contemporary Family Therapy, 37(2), 101-112. doi:10.1007/s10591-015-9329-7
  • Marszalek, J. M., Barber, C., Kohlhart, J., & Holmes, C. B. (2011). Sample size in psychological research over the past 30 years. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 112(2), 331-348. doi: 10.2466/03.11.PMS.112.2.331-348
  • Nilsson, J. E., Marszalek, J. M., Linnemeyer, R., Bahner, A., & Hansen, L. (2011). Development and assessment of the social issues advocacy scale (SIAS). Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71(1), 258-275. doi: 10.1177/0013164410391581