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Vicki Rosser, Ph.D.


Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education
CEB 328
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Vicki J. Rosser is a professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership & Higher Education. Her research interests include faculty and [midlevel] administrative work-life issues, leadership, and academic governance. Vicki has conducted national, institutional, and system-wide studies on faculty and administrative staff members’ workload and productivity, institutional and professional work-life, morale and satisfaction, and retention/intended departure. Much of her work has been published in such journals as the Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Planning, and the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. She is the co-editor of the book, Understanding the Work and Career Paths of Midlevel Administrators in higher education.

Vicki has also contributed her time to the following governance and committee work activities at UNLV, including

  • Faculty Senate chair and past chair
  • Assistant department chair
  • Higher Education program coordinator
  • Faculty Senate Subcommittee on Academic Governance
  • Graduate College Scholarships and Awards Committee
  • Chair and member of the University Tenure and Promotion Committee
  • College and department tenure and promotion Committees
  • College Scholarship and Awards Committee
  • College of Education First-Year Seminar Task Force,
  • College and department merit committees
  • Department Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award committee
  • UNLV Presidential and NSHE Chancellor search committees

Research Expertise

My research interests include faculty members and [midlevel] administrative worklife issues, leadership and academic governance, and quantitative research methods. I've conducted system wide and national studies on worklife, satisfaction, morale, and the intent to leave of faculty members and midlevel administrators in higher education. My primary method of analysis is single and multilevel structural equation modeling.