Cathy K. Pike, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Director of Educational Assessment, Professor
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5156
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Dr. Cathy Pike received a B.A. in social work from Auburn University and her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Alabama. Before joining the faculty of IUSSW, she taught at Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama and at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Pike teaches practice research methods in the MSW program and statistics courses in the Ph.D. program. Her research focus is education assessment, specifically the development and psychometric testing of instruments designed to assess educational climate and outcomes. To date, Dr. Pike has conducted research for instruments that measure adherence to core social work values, teaching effectiveness, racial climate in schools of social work, and students' perceptions of the quality of field instruction.