Keenan Pituch

Keenan Pituch

Associate Professor

Quantitative Methods


Office & Hours

Office: SZB 538C
Tuesday: 9:30 - 11:00
Thursday: 9:30 - 11:00
Other times by appointment. Priority is given to students in current classes.

(512) 471-0672

(512) 471-1288

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Educational Psychology
1912 Speedway, Stop D5800
Austin, TX 78712-1289


multilevel modeling; evaluation methodology; mediation analysis methods


1997. Ph. D. Florida State University. Research Design and Statistics.

Representative Publications

Pituch, K.A., & Stapleton, L. M. (2012). Distinguishing between cross- and cluster-level mediation processes in the cluster randomized trial. Sociological Methods and Research, 41, 630-670.

Pituch, K. A., & Stapleton, L. M. (2011).  Hierarchical linear and structural equation modeling approaches to mediation analysis in randomized field experiments.  In M. Williams & P. Vogt (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods (pp. 590-619). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 

Pituch, K. A., Murphy, D. L., & Tate, R. L. (2010).  Three-level models for indirect effects in school- and class-randomized experiments in education.  Journal of Experimental Education, 78, 60-95.

Pituch, K. A., & Stapleton, L. M. (2008).  The performance of methods to test upper-level mediation in the presence of nonnormal data.  Multivariate Behavioral Research, 43, 237-267.

Pituch, K. A., Stapleton, L. M., & Kang, J. Y. (2006).  A comparison of single sample and bootstrap methods to assess mediation in cluster randomized trials. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 41, 367-400.