Faculty profile

Samara Rice

Assistant Professor


465 Mahar

Office hours

Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 via Zoom
or by appointment


Samara Rice is a quantitative psychologist whose research focuses on instrument development and the application of advanced latent variable models for understanding mechanisms of changing problematic health behaviors. Current projects are the psychometric evaluation of a measure of ambivalence about drinking less alcohol for treatment-seeking non-college adults or at-risk drinking college students, development of a brief screener for intimate partner violence perpetration, and understanding college students’ perceived problematic health behaviors.


Post-Doc, Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, 2013-2016
Ph.D., Quantitative Psychology & Methodology, University of New Mexico, 2013
MS, Quantitative Psychology & Methodology, University of New Mexico, 2010
BA, Psychology, University of New Mexico, 2006

Classes taught

PSY 280 – Analysis of Psychological Data
PSY 480 – Advanced Statistics