Dr.Vichcales joined the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in July of 2006 as Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research. As Principal Investigator for the UIW McNair Scholars Program, Dr. Vichcales provides leadership and administrative oversight to the program, it staff, and scholars.
Before coming to UIW, Dr. Vichcales served in a number of successive administrative capacities over the course of ten years within The Graduate College at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At the time of his departure from WMU, Dr. Vichcales held appointment as Associate Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Awards, Training, and Special Projects.
With a major field of Modern Europe, minor fields of 19th and 20th Century Theory and Historiography and Environmental History/Assessment, and also a core field of Methodology, Historiography, and Historical Theory, Dr. Vichcales earned both his Master’s and Ph.D. in Modern European History from Western Michigan University; he earned his Bachelor’s in History and Political Science from Albion College in Michigan. With a research focus of environmental history (specifically issues of water quality), Dr. Vichcales is credited with presenting and publishing in a number of venues and has extensive teaching experience in European, United States, and World history.
Dr. Vichcales's office is located in administration building room #180 and can be reached at (210) 829-3555 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.