Senior Vice Chancellor › Academic Affairs
University of Nebraska-Lincoln • 1100 ADMS • Lincoln NE, 68588-0619 • 402.472.3751 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Weissinger is Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and previously served as the Dean of Graduate Studies. 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 principle investigator or co-principle 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 associate dean of Teachers College at UNL and associate director of the Buros Institute for Mental Measurement.
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