Nicolas  Valcik Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Nicolas Valcik

West Virginia University

I currently work at West Virginia University as the Director of Institutional Research. Previously I worked for 15 years at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Office of Strategic Planning and Analysis as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Program of Public Affairs. In addition, I have previously worked at NORTEL, City of McKinney, City of Richardson and the City of Plano.


Nicolas A. Valcik currently works as the Director for Institutional Research at West Virginia University (2013). Previously he was an Associate Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis for The University of Texas at Dallas. Nicolas received a Doctorate in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2005, Master’s of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1996, Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1994 and an Associate’s in Political Science from Collin County Community College in 1994.
In 2006 Nicolas authored Regulating the Use of Biological Hazardous Materials in Universities: Complying with the New Federal Guidelines published by Mellen Press. Nicolas has served as Editor for three volumes of New Directions for Institutional Research (Volumes 135, 140 and 146) in addition to writing numerous articles and book chapters on institutional research topics and Homeland Security issues.  Recently Nicolas co-authored with Ted Benavides Practical Human Resources Management for Public Managers A Case Study Approach  (2011) as well as co-authoring with Paul E. Tracy Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management (2012) for Taylor and Francis. Nicolas specializes in several areas as both a researcher and a practitioner: higher education, information technology, human resources, homeland security, organizational behavior and emergency management.  


    2005 - Ph.D. - Public Affairs - The University of Texas at Dallas

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Higher Education issues,and management of municipalities

Personal Interests

    Judo, Jujitsu, Olympic ISSF Competitions, Competitive swimming


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