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Vicki Squires Assistant Professor, Educational Administration

Dr Squires' research and teaching areas include post-secondary education, leadership, assessment and evaluation, and organizational theory.

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Dr Vicki Squires is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of Educational Administration. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Vicki served as a special education teacher, classroom teacher, and vice principal in Saskatchewan Rivers School Division and Saskatoon Public Schools. After completing her doctoral studies, she worked in Student and Enrolment Services Division (SESD) at the University of Saskatchewan, as the Manager of Planning, Program Development, and Assessment. In that capacity, she worked with senior leadership, managers and staff of SESD to facilitate the development of an integrated plan that outlined priorities, and to design assessment methods to determine their progress in implementing those strategies. Because of her experience in administration in K – 12 schools and in a post-secondary setting, Vicki’s research interests include leadership, organizational theory including organizational change and development, strategic planning, and assessment and evaluation and post-secondary education. She has presented at several national conferences on the role of assessment in Student Affairs, and on policy development in post-secondary settings.


Undergraduate Teaching

  • EADM 423 - The Professional Leader and Organizational Development
  • EADM 425 - Legal and Institutional Contexts of Education

Graduate Teaching

  • EADM 811 - History and Development of Organizational Theory
  • EADM 835 - Governance and Policy-Making in Education
  • EADM 820 - Organizational Behavior

Selected Publications

  • Squires, V. (2015). Tackling complex educational challenges through adaptive leadership. Antistatis, 5(1), 15-18.
  • Squires, V. (2013).  Be prepared for policy windows: Cultivating campus change. Planning for Higher Education, 41(3), 34 – 44.
  • Squires, V. (2011).  Added value: Quality participants in qualitative research.  Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) 39th Annual Conference. Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick.
  • Squires, V. (2009).  Examining educational change through a neoinstitutional lens.  Proceedings from the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) 37th Annual Conference. Ottawa, ON: Carleton University.