Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs | Contact Ellen
Ellen Weissinger became the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in February 2011. Ellen previously served as Interim Senior Vice Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since December 2010.
She is a tenured full professor of educational psychology with expertise in quantitative research methodology. A Nebraska native, Weissinger earned her undergraduate degree from UNL in 1980. She completed her Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1982 and a doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1985. She taught at the University of Iowa for one year before joining the UNL faculty in 1986. She was promoted to associate professor in 1992 and full professor in 1999.
Weissinger's academic interest is the interdisciplinary area of leisure studies. She published over 40 research articles with a special focus on intrinsic motivation and boredom. She also specialized in psychometric work and has published three measurement instruments. From 1996-2001 she served as editor of the Journal of Leisure Research. At UNL, she taught research methods courses in the College of Education and Human Sciences, including foundations of educational research, survey methods, experimental methods, and evaluation theory.
She has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation grants totaling $1,000,000. She is the Director of the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium, a five-year, $3,000,000 project funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She sits on the advisory board of the National Graduate and Professional Student Association and on the Council of Graduate Schools Research Task Force.
Weissinger previously served as dean of Graduate Studies, associate dean of Teachers College and associate director of the Buros Institute for Mental Measurement at UNL.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of English | Contact Amy
Amy is responsible for the coordination of undergraduate and student success programs, retention initiatives, UCARE, Special Fees, Teaching Council and faculty instructional development. Amy oversees the Directors of Undergraduate Education Programs, University Honors Program, and Campus Advising Services, and the faculty and program coordinators for the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community.
Lance C. Pérez
Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of Electrical Engineering | Contact Lance
Lance leads the academic knowledge management initiative (AKMI), academic program reviews and initiatives for faculty career development, excellence in STEM education, instructional technology, and classroom facilities improvements. Lance also serves as Dean of Graduate Studies.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education | Contact Dave
Dave serves as the campus Senior International Officer and is responsible for the coordination of international agreements, partnership degree programs, international student exchanges and degree-completion programs. Dave also oversees Education Abroad, formerly Study Abroad and the American Exchange Center.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of School of Natural Resources | Contact Sunil
Sunil is responsible for faculty human resources including appointments, apportionment, orientation, promotion and tenure, awards and professorships, and academic personnel issues. Sunil also coordinates summer planning, new academic program proposals and works closely with the Academic Planning Committee and Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.
Assistant Vice Chancellor | Contact Brad
Brad is responsible for the budget and fiscal affairs of the Office of Academic Affairs, including contracts and academic reporting. Brad leads the College Academic Business Officers (CABO) group.
Renee Rodriguez Batman
Director of Academic Administration | Contact Renee
Renee is responsible for the strategic development of processes, systems and communication. She serves as the Senior Vice Chancellor's chief of staff.
Faculty Human Resources Specialist | Contact Jelena
Executive Assistant | Contact Juanita
Project Specialist | Contact Nancy
Accountant | Contact Tyrell
Senior Accountant | Contact Derek
Project Specialist | Contact Suzi