Susan J. Nix, Ed.D.
Professor, Program Chair
Office: Old Main, Room 205c
Dr. Nix joined the Program of Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Social Sciences in August, 2003. Dr. Nix received her B.S. in education from McMurry University in 1987; an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Texas Tech University in 1996 and 2001 consecutively.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Nix serves as the program chair for Educational Leadership, and teaches Introduction to Educational Leadership (EDLD 6303), Educational Leadership Internship (EDLD 6394), Special Populations (EDLD 6330), Educational Leadership and Group Dynamics (EDLD 6311) and ILD and PDAS (EDLD 6353).
Additionally, Dr. Nix serves on a variety of university and department committees while maintaining professional service by way of article reviews for educational leadership journals and professional memberships. In particular, she serves as a committee co-chair of the Publications Committee for the Texas Council for the Social Studies. Her love of history compels her to serve on this state organization.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Nix maintains an active and evolving research agenda. Qualitative research is her main area of interest, in particular, case studies which facilitate a deeper understanding of people, and their contexts impacting education. She also has an interest in adult learners in the online environment and the implementation of best practices to produce meaningful experiences for those students in the online environment. Collaboration with colleagues enhances her ability to expand her research interests and to make presentations of her research at the state, national and international levels.
She submits journal articles as appropriate to the Texas Council for the Social Studies, maintaining her interest in instructional leadership as a Texas certified school administrator, and to a variety of educational leadership journals, both research-oriented and pedagogically-oriented.
Dr. Nix splits her time between West Texas A&M University and the panhandle region of Texas and her home in Lubbock. She enjoys walking, reading, knitting, and spending time with her family