Vivian Posey, EdD

Assistant Professor
Chair, Educational Leadership Department

EdD, Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
MS, Educational Leadership, University of South Florida
BA, History/Elementary Education, Caldwell College

Vivian Posey is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and is currently serving as the Chair of the Educational Leadership Department. Dr. Posey holds a BA in History/Elementary Education from Caldwell College, an MA in Educational Leadership from University of South Florida, and an EdD in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has also completed coursework in Exceptional Student Education at Stetson University.

A former teacher, curriculum specialist and school administrator, she is a certified FPMS evaluator, a trained reviewer for the Florida Professional Development System, and a member of the state Race to the Top Implementation Committee. She is a trainer for Florida's Clinical Educator program and has a Reading Endorsement.

Her professional interests include district/university collaborations to improve equity in education, school reform, and global literacy. She has presented numerous professional workshops at state, national and international conferences. Dr. Posey's research interests include the role of the leader in school improvement, qualities of teacher leadership, and the effects of state and national initiatives on the teaching practice of beginning teachers.

Selected Presentations

  • Posey, V. (2013).Putting the Common Core in place: What the shifts tell us about effective literacy practices. Workshop presented at the Florida Reading Association Annual Conference, Orlando FL.
  • Posey, V. (2011) Waiting for Superteacher: Why teacher leadership should be fostered as a quality of effective teaching. Paper presented at the Florida Association of Teacher Educators Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Posey, V. & VanVoorhis, P. (2010). Reading and the race to global literacy. Workshop presented at the University of Central Florida Literacy Symposium, Orlando, FL.
  • Posey, V. (2008). Fostering global awareness and character education through literature. Workshop presented at the International Reading Conference, Atlanta, GA.