Chan Hellman

Professional Information

Courses Taught

HR 5023 Research Methods
HR 5113 Advanced Research Methods
HR 5113 Nonprofit Organization
HR 5113 Volunteerism for Nonprofits
HR 5113 Program Evaluation for Nonprofits
HR 5033 Leadership in Organizations
HR 5113 Organizational Assessment

Representative Publications

Munoz, T. R., Bull, L., Sheth, D., Gower, S., Engstrom, E., Brunk, K., Hellman, C. M., Fox, M. (2014). The predictive power of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Trust in the Medical Profession among residents of a public housing facility. Annals of Community Medicine and Practice. 1, 995-1002.

Hellman, C. M., Pittman, M. K., & Munoz, R. T. (2013) The first twenty-years of the will and the way: An examination of score reliability distribution on Snyder’s Dispositional Hope Scale. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 723-729.

Hoppes, S. Bryce, H., Hellman, C. M., & Finlay, E. (2012). The effects of brief mindfulness training on caregivers’ well-being. Activities, Adaptation, & Aging.

Johnson, C. V., Bartgis, J., Worley, J. A., Hellman, C. M., & Burkhart, R. (2010). Urban Indian voices: A community based participatory research project. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 17, 49-70.

Hellman, C. M., Johnson, C. V., & Dobson, T. (2010). Taking action to stop violence: A study on readiness to change among male batterers. Journal of Family Violence, 25, 431-438.

Fox, M. D., Hellman, C. M. & Jelley, M. R. (2009). Equipoise trumps randomization. American Journal of Bioethics, 9(2), 13-14.

Hellman, C. M., Muilenburg-Trevino, E. M. & Worley, J. A. (2008). The belief in a just world: An examination of reliability estimates across three measures. Journal of Personality Assessment, 40, 399-401.

Vice, H*., Peabody, L., Mulkey, K., Hellman, C. M., Jelley, M. & Scheer, J. (2007). Enhancing public awareness about clinical research. The Monitor: Clinical Research Concerns, 21.

Miller, J. W., & Hellman, C. M. (2007). An examination of mediators and moderators in applied research. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 12, 133-137.

Hellman, C. M., Fuqua, D. R., & Worely, J. (2006). The effects of mean age and number of items on score reliability: A reliability generalization study on the survey of perceived organizational support. Educational & Psychological Measurement, 66, 631-642.

Hellman, C. M., Hoppes, S., & Ellison, G. C. (2006). Factors associated with college student intent to engage in community service. The Journal of Psychology, 140, 29-39.

Hellman, C. M., & House, D. (2006). Volunteers serving victims of sexual assault. The Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 117-123.*

Hellman, C. M., & Caselman, T. D. (2004). A psychometric evaluation of the Harvey Imposter Phenomenon Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 83, 161-166.


Additional Information

After completing a doctorate in Educational Psychology specializing in research, evaluation, measurement and statistics he joined the University of Oklahoma in 2002, where he is a professor in the Department of Human Relations. He teaches courses in research methods, statistics, nonprofit organizations, grant writing, and volunteerism. A community meeting at a local non-profit really drove his scholarly interest in positive psychology and the measurable significance hope brings to individuals being served by those agencies. Professor Hellman continues his service to OU in many roles besides teaching and mentoring both graduate and PhD level students and serving on academic committees. He is the founding director of the Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations located at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman campus.

Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations

The Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations aspires to be the source of community engagement for students, faculty, and staff focused on quality of life among those served by nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma. Inspired by the Positive Psychology movement and the potential to flourish, we use character strengths and the Virtue of Hope as the theory of change for vulnerable populations served by nonprofit organizations.

The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for students through excellence in teaching, research, creative activity and service to the state and society. The Center of Applied Research for Nonprofit Organizations (Center) focus this mission by collaborating with community agencies to improve program services using sound scientific practice while simultaneously training students in the application of research methodologies.

Representative GRANTS: Total External PI or CO-PI Funding Received as of July 31, 2014 is $866,613

2014 – Evaluation of anti-bullying curriculum – Oklahoma Center for Community & Justice ($5,000). 2013 – STEM Education for FABLAB Tulsa – Hardesty Family Foundation, Inc. ($27,805) – PI 2013 – Social Service Needs Assessment – United Way of Central Oklahoma ($20,006) – Co-PI.
2012 – Nonprofits as Pathways of Hope Conference – Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation ($28,500) 2012 – Tulsa Health Department – Its all about kids ($33, 575) – PI 2012 – Parent Child Center – Impact of Hope on Parent Child Relationship ($19,585) -- PI