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.  
Education
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