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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Welcome, Victoria Kennel, PhD!

Victoria (Vicki) Kennel, PhD, recently joined the College of Allied Health faculty as an Assistant Professor under the Division of Allied Health Research Development. She completed her PhD this year at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology, a field dedicated to the scientific study of the workplace. She also received her Master of Arts in I/O Psychology from UNO in 2012, and a Bachelor of Science in I/O Psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2009.

More from Vicki:
“During graduate school I worked part time as a human capital business consultant, taught courses at UNO and NWU, and conducted research at UNO and with members of the UNMC Patient Safety Research Team. I enjoy teaching in the areas of leadership and teamwork development, organizational culture, change management and creativity and innovation, training and organizational development, human resource and performance management, and quality improvement and patient safety. My primary research interests focus on how to develop and leverage organizational culture, leadership, teamwork, change and innovation, and technology to improve individual and health system outcomes, including patient safety and the quality of care. I am also interested in how we can utilize technology and simulation to develop leadership and teamwork skills in health care settings.

My husband Jamey and I live in Gretna, and we have two cats named Sammy and Scooter. I enjoy running, sports, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.”

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