Dr. Vince Nix

Vince Nix, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Education

Office: Old Main 205D
Phone: 806-651-2626

Professional Profile

Dr. Jerry Vincent (Vince) Nix joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2022.  He earned a double B.A. (Sociology and Psychology) from the University of Mississippi, then the Master's (in Educational Leadership & Counseling Psychology) and PhD (in higher education administration) both from the Washington State University. His core for the PhD was student affairs, and the cognate was sociology. He completed his dissertation research while living and working in China for six years.  Dr. Nix served as an administrator in higher education for nearly 20 years including a stint as an interim college president. Nix has served as a visiting faculty member for seven universities worldwide. Vince also worked 11 years in global advanced manufacturing.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Nix teaches doctoral-level research coursework in the Educational Leadership program whilst serving as a core research methodologist. Nix has taught bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral coursework in career management, globalization issues, human resources, leadership, organizational development, program evaluation, strategic planning, and welding. Nix maintains active membership in several national organizations such as AALHE, AERA, NASPA, SAAL, and TxAHEA and local organizations such as the Lions Club.

Research and Creative Activity 

Dr. Nix conducts mixed methods research situated in an organizational institutionalism framework that draws from diverse academic fields including anthropology, economics, education, management, leadership, political science, psychology, and sociology. His broad research interests are formative assessment, affective domain learning, and organizational emotions. Nix has published 15 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and books while delivering over 60 research and invited presentations regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Nix has also chaired over 20 doctoral dissertations to completion.  Vince also pens the occasional blog for national organizations and serves as an editor for two academic journals.