Eric Odgaard


(813) 257-6315



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

PH 318

Meet Eric Odgaard

Associate Professor, Psychology

Education: 1996 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.A. 
1998 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, M.A. 
2000 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Ph.D. 

Courses Taught: Statistics and Experimental Methods 
Fundamentals of Biopsychology and Learning 
Behavioral Neuroscience
Sensation and Perception 
Health Psychology
General Psychology 

Career Specialties: Eric Odgaard is a biostatistician. He studies the theory and practice of data analysis, and works as a statistician and methodologist (especially with health and biology professionals). He has also studied cross-modal interactions, including synesthesia.

Professional and Community Activities: As a biostatistician, Odgaard wears many scholarly hats. He recently published a paper on reporting of effect sizes, associated confidence intervals and clinical significance in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, which the editors have chosen as required reading for prospective authors. Other recent publications include the relationship between political ideology and moral reasoning judgments, and the reproductive habits of loggerhead sea turtles. He also has several publications on the interaction of vision and hearing, including papers on synesthesia. He routinely serves as a statistical and methodological consultant for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and has assisted local health care professionals with statistical analyses. He supports local high school and community theater, even taking a turn on stage in Masque Community Theatre's recent production of Footloose.

Honors and Awards:

Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 2008

Teacher of the Year, College of Arts & Sciences, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 2008