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Muhsin Michael Orsini

Dr. Orsini has experience teaching and learning in a variety of contexts involving diverse subjects, settings, and populations. His research interests are focused on program evaluation, curriculum, and instruction. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from Campbell University (1990), his M.S. in Teaching (Secondary Education) from the New School for Social Research (1994), and his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004). He has served as principal investigator for evaluation, evaluation specialist, or research consultant for N.I.D.A., U.S.D.O.E., N.B.P.T.S., and other grants. He has authored several academic papers on program evaluation, teacher education, and curriculum. He serves on the Curriculum & Instruction Advisory Board for the School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

There are 10 included publications by Muhsin Michael Orsini :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Collaborative evaluation of a high school prevention curriculum: How methods of collaborative evaluation enhanced a randomized control trial to inform program improvement. 2012 57 Blending high-quality and rigorous research with pure evaluation practice can often be best accomplished through thoughtful collaboration. The evaluation of a high school drug prevention program (All Stars Senior) is an example of how perceived compe...
Coverage of adolescent substance use prevention in state frameworks for health education. 2013 131 BACKGROUND: The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) by adolescents is a national health issue. One way in which the United States approaches the prevention of substance use among adolescents is by teaching high school students about ATOD ...
Going the distance: Delivery of high school drug prevention via distance education. 2010 60 The purpose of this project was to develop a technology that can be used in schools where there are insufficient resources to implement a quality drug prevention program. The specific technology—distance education via teleconferencing—allows a highly...
Hazardous drinking by first-year college-athletes: The differential roles of drinking motives, alcohol consequences, and season status 2013 339 College student-athletes and first-year students are two undergraduate populations at risk for heavy-episodic drinking and alcohol-related negative consequences. In this study, 63 (56% female, 62% Caucasian) first-year student-athletes completed a pr...
Quantifying littered cigarette butts to measure effectiveness of smoking bans to building perimeters. 2012 64 Objective: The authors estimated the number of violations of a university policy that prohibited smoking within 25 ft of all campus buildings. Participants: The project was conducted by 13 student researchers from the university and a member of the l...
The reliability and construct validity of American college students’ responses to the WHOQOL-BREF. 2011 76 The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-100) instrument was developed to assess quality of life from a multi-dimensional perspective. A shorter 26-item version of the instrument was created called the WHOQOL-BREF, which is the focus of ...
The snowball survey and peer-education posters: Methods of teaching social norms. 2011 154 Adolescent substance use is a major health issue in the United States. Adolescent substance use is associated with motor vehicle crashes,1 risky sexual behaviors,2 and the development of substance disorders during adulthood.3 National studies indicat...
Twitter as a tool to warn others about sobriety checkpoints: A pilot observational study. 2012 86 Anecdotal evidence suggests that young people use the website Twitter as a tool to warn drivers about the locations of sobriety checkpoints. Researchers investigated this claim by independently analyzing the website’s content regarding a sample of 10...
YouTube: An international medium for sharing videos about hookah smoking. 2011 145 The hookah pipe is an ancient tool for smoking tobacco and is a growing public health concern at the global level. YouTube is a website that allows its members to post videos for people to watch and to share comments about the videos in an online for...
YouTube: An International Platform for Sharing Methods of Cheating 2011 306 This study investigated the video sharing website www.youtube.com for the presence of instructional videos that teach students how to cheat on academic work. Videos were analyzed to determine the methods of cheating, the popularity of the videos, th...