Timothy C. Guetterman, PhD

Timothy C. Guetterman, PhD

Timothy C. Guetterman, PhD

Associate Professor
Graduate School

Academic Appointments


  • Interdisciplinary Studies


  • Associate Professor


Timothy C. Guetterman, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Creighton University and a methodologist focused on research design and mixed methods research. He teaches mixed methods workshops to interdisciplinary audiences in the US, South Africa, UK, Germany, Denmark, Korea, and Japan.  He writes to advance rigorous methods of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, particularly strategies for interesting and integrating qualitative and quantitative research. Tim is the PI of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research that uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research to investigate the use of virtual human technology in health, education, and assessment. He also conducts research on teaching, learning, and developing research methods capacity as Co-PI of a William T. Grant Foundation qualitative and mixed methods research capacity building grant and in his role as evaluator and Co-I for the NIH Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences. Tim has extensive professional experience conducting program evaluation with a focus on educational and healthcare programs. He co-authored with John W. Creswell, Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research (6th ed). Tim is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research (IF: 3.524, #1 of 104 in Social Sciences, Interdisiplinary).

Publications and Presentations



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Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • 1. Enhancing health communication through bioinformatics technology
    2. Advancing the science and methodology of mixed methods research 
    3. Research capacity building
    4. Investigating educational assessment and testing methods
    5. Applying mixed methods research to health services research
    5. Employing qualitative data analysis software  

Current Research Projects

    • Virtual humans for improving nonverbal and verbal health communication
    • Research capacity building
    • Educational assessment norming to culturally diverse audiences

Awards and Honors

  • Travel grant to present at American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019
  • Dean’s Special Commendation Award, Bellevue University, 2019
  • Preparing Future Faculty Program Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln