Weissinger appointed interim vice chancellor

Jan 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, Issue, January 7, 2010

Ellen Weissinger, dean of Graduate Studies, was appointed interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs by Chancellor Harvey Perlman on Dec. 21. The appointment is subject to approval by University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken and the Board of Regents.

Weissinger has held numerous administrative positions at UNL before being appointed dean of graduate studies Jan. 18, 2008. She was the associate director of the Buros Institute for Mental Measurements (1992-1994), associate dean of Teachers College (1995-1999) and executive associate dean of Graduate Studies (2002-2008).

Weissinger is a professor of educational psychology specializing in quantitative research methodology. At UNL, she has taught research methods courses in the Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Education program, including foundations of educational research, survey methods, experimental methods and evaluation theory. She was recognized with the Teachers College Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999. She specialized in psychometric research and has published three measurement instruments. From 1996-2001 she served as editor of the Journal of Leisure Research.


Former senior vice chancellor Barbara Couture in November was appointed president of New Mexico State University.

Perlman said a national search for a permanent appointment will begin soon. Weissinger does not intend to be a candidate for the job.

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