Tameria Vickerson is the director of graduate medical education at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus and earned her Ph.D. in Urban Services with a concentration in academic leadership and a cognate in higher education administration from Old Dominion University. Vickerson also possesses a M.A. in Human Resources from Webster University and received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in criminology from the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Prior to working at NSU, Vickerson was the regional campus director for Webster University’s Ft. Leonard Wood Campus in Central Missouri. She also previously served as an assistant director for the Univerity of South Florida’s (USF) $13 million Graduate Multidisciplinary Scholars initiative, where she oversaw collaborative research across numerous departments for a cohort of 50 doctoral students who were conducting multidisciplinary research to fulfill their doctoral dissertation requirements. While working in the USF Provost’s Office, she coordinated executive-level academic, facilities, space impact, human resource and policy-related projects assigned by the provost, vice provosts and the associate vice president of academic affairs. Over the course of 15 years, Vickerson also held positions at various colleges and universities as the dean of student services and academics, campus dean, campus director for Old Dominion University’s regional campus at Langley Air Force Base and the education department manager for the U.S. Army at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.
Before working in institutions of higher learning, Vickerson managed community-based, nonprofit human service programs for nine years. The programs provided support services to children in foster care, at risk adolescents, chronically mentally ill adults and welfare recipients with a goal to improve the clients quality of life and independent living skills.
Vickerson has taught both campus-based and asynchronous online undergraduate and graduate courses in research, marketing, business, education, organizational management and career success for 10 years.