J. Vincent Nix, Ph.D.



Jerry Vincent (Vince) Nix is a native Texan, born in Texarkana, but raised in North Mississippi. He earned a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Mississippi, then the Master's in Leadership and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration both from the Washington State University. His core for the Ph.D. was student affairs, and the cognate was sociology. He completed his dissertation research while living and working in China for six years. He 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.