Ketevan Mamiseishvili

Ketevan Mamiseishvili

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Professor of Higher Education


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Kate Mamiseishvili is the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and professor of higher education in the College of Education and Health Professions. She joined the University of Arkansas in August 2008 after completing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. From 2013 to 2017, she served as the Head of the Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders. Her work as a faculty member was recognized with the 2012 S.T.A.R. Faculty Award and 2010 Rising S.T.A.R. Award by the College of Education and Health Professions. In recognition of her teaching, she was inducted into the University of Arkansas Teaching Academy in 2013. She was also selected as the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow in 2013-2014. Her primary research focuses on faculty productivity and job satisfaction, specifically career trajectories and work-life issues of foreign-born academics in U.S. higher education.

Faculty productivity, work life, and satisfaction.

College student persistence.

University of Arkansas:

  • Research Techniques in Higher Education, HIED 6693

  • Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education, HIED 6533

  • Overview of American Higher Education, HIED 5003

  • History and Philosophy of Higher Education, HIED 5083

  • Introduction to the Study of Higher Education, HIED 6023

Ph.D., University of Missouri, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, 2008  

M.A., University of Missouri, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, 2003

B.A., Akaki Tsereteli State University, Georgia, English Language and Literature, 1998

Refereed Publications

Mamiseishvili, K., & Lee, D. (2018). International faculty perceptions of departmental climate and workplace satisfaction. Innovative Higher Education, 43(5), 323-338.

Koch, L. C., Lo, W. J., Mamiseishvili, K., Lee, D., Hill, J. (2018). The effect of learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and psychiatric disabilities on three-year persistence outcomes at four-year higher education institutions. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 48(3), 359-367.

Koch, L. C., Mamiseishvili, K., & Wilkins, M. (2017). Integrated postsecondary services and supports for college students with psychiatric disabilities. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 48(1), 16-25. 

Copeland, D. K., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2017). The Arkansas Lottery Scholarship Act: An examination of the policy design process. Educational Policy, 31(1), 108-136. doi:10.1177/0895904815586854.

Mamiseishvili, K., Miller, M. T., & Lee, D. (2016). Beyond teaching and research: Faculty perceptions of service roles at research universities. Innovative Higher Education, 41(4), 273-285. doi:10.1007/s10755-015-9354-3.

Miller, M. T., Mamiseishvili, K., & Lee, D. (2016). Administrative hierarchy and faculty work: Examining faculty satisfaction with academic leadership. The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 12(1), 1-8.

Smith, M., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2016). A Christian value? Faculty diversity at southern evangelical campuses. Christian Higher Education, 15(3), 153-168. doi:10.1080/15363759.2016.1165154.

Koch, L. C., Mamiseishvili, K., & Wilkins, M. J. (2016). Postsecondary integration and persistence: A comparison of students with psychiatric disabilities to students with learning disabilities/attention deficit disorders. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 30(3), 259-275. doi: 10.1891/2168-6653.30.3.1.

Hilbun, A. J., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2016). Organizational adaptation of liberal arts colleges during the Great Recession of 2007. Innovative Higher Education, 41(1), 5-18. doi:10.1007/s10755-015-9331-x.

Barker, S., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2014). Reconnecting: A phenomenological study of transition within a shared model of academic advising. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(4), 433-445. doi:10.1515/jsarp-2014-0043.

Seals, M., Hammons, J. O., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2014). Teaching assistants’ preparation for, attitudes towards, and experiences with academic dishonesty: Lessons learned. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 26(1), 26-36.

Koch, L. C., Mamiseishvili, K., & Higgins, K. (2014). Persistence to degree completion: A profile of students with psychiatric disabilities in higher education. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 40, 73-82. doi:10.3233/JVR-130663.

Mamiseishvili, K., & Deggs, D. M. (2013). Factors affecting persistence and transfer of low-income students at public two-year institutions. Journal of College Student Retention, 15(3), 409-432.

Lambert, R., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2013). The effects of students’ self-perceptions of behaviors, attitudes, and aptitudes on the first-to-second-year persistence. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 21(1), 32-44.

Mamiseishvili, K. (2012). Thriving in academia: Understanding and managing the complexities of faculty work. Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, 15(2), 77-84.

Mamiseishvili, K., & Koch, L. C. (2012). Students with disabilities at 2-year institutions in the United States: Factors related to success. Community College Review, 40(4), 320-339. doi: 10.1177/0091552112456281.

Confer, C., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2012). College choice of minority students admitted to institutions in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Journal of College Admission, 217, 4-15.

Mamiseishvili, K. (2012). International student persistence in U.S. postsecondary institutions. Higher Education, 64(1), 1-17. doi: 10.1007/s10734-011-9477-0.

Mamiseishvili, K. (2012). Academic and social integration and persistence of international students at U.S. Two-Year Institutions. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 36(1), 15-27.

Moore, A., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2012). Examining the relationship between emotional intelligence and group cohesion. Journal of Education for Business, 87(5), 296-302. doi: 10.1080/08832323.2011.623197.

Mamiseishvili, K. (2011). Teaching workload and satisfaction of foreign-born and U.S.-born faculty at four-year postsecondary institutions in the United States. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 4(3), 163-174. doi: 10.1037/a0022354.

Mamiseishvili, K., & Rosser, V.  J. (2011). Examining the relationship between faculty productivity and job satisfaction. Journal of the Professoriate, 5(2), 100-132.

Mamiseishvili, K. (2011). Characteristics, job satisfaction, and workplace perceptions of foreign-born faculty at public two-year institutions. Community College Review, 39(1), 26-45. doi: 10.1177/0091552110394650.

Mamiseishvili, K., & Koch, L. C. (2011). First-to-second-year persistence of students with disabilities in postsecondary institutions in the United States. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 54(2), 93-105. doi: 10.1177/0034355210382580.

Mamiseishvili, K. (2010). Effects of employment on persistence of low-income, first-generation college students. College Student Affairs Journal, 29(1), 65-74.

Mamiseishvili, K. (2010). Foreign-born women faculty work roles and productivity at research universities in the United States. Higher Education, 60(2), 139-156. doi: 10.1007/s10734-009-9291-0.

Mamiseishvili, K., & Miller, M. T. (2010). Faculty on sabbatical leaves: Evidence from NSOPF, 1999 and 2004. The Journal of Faculty Development, 24(1), 11-18.

Mamiseishvili, K., & Rosser, V.  J. (2010). International and citizen faculty in the United States: An examination of their productivity at research universities. Research in Higher Education, 51(1), 88-107. doi: 10.1007/s11162-009-9145-8.

Modica, J. L., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2010). Black faculty at research universities: Has significant progress occurred? The Negro Educational Review, 61, 107-122.

Romano, R. M., Townsend, B. K., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2009). Leaders in the making: Profile and perceptions of students in community college doctoral programs. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 33(3/4), 309-320.

Mamiseishvili, K., & Hermsen, J. M. (2009). Employment patterns and job satisfaction of foreign-born science and engineering doctorate recipients in the United States. Academic Leadership, 7(1), 1-13.

Rosser, V. J., Hermsen, J. M., Mamiseishvili, K., & Wood, M. S. (2007). A national study examining the impact of SEVIS on international student and scholar advisors. Higher Education, 54(4), 524-545. 

Book Chapters

Rosser, V. J., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2014). Using salary as a measure of glass ceiling effects: Lessons for institutional researchers. In J. F. L. Jackson, E. M. O’Callaghan, & R. A. Leon (Eds.), Special issue: Measuring glass ceiling effects in higher education: Opportunities and challenges. New Directions for Institutional Research, No. 159 (pp. 13-23). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. doi: 10.1002/ir.20050.

Hughes, C., & Mamiseishvili, K. (2014). Linguistic profiling in the workforce. In C. L. Scott & M. Y. Byrd (Eds.), Diversity in the workforce: Current issues and emerging trends (pp. 249-265). New York, NY: Routledge.

Mamiseishvili, K. (2013). Contributions of foreign-born faculty to doctoral education and research. In K. Holley & J. Joseph (Eds.), Increasing diversity in doctoral education: Implications for theory and practice. New Directions for Higher Education, No. 163 (pp. 89-98). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Funded Grants and Contracts

Welch, E., Melkers, J., & Mamiseishvili, K. Connecting the Nuances of Foreign Status, Professional Networks, and Higher Education Outcomes in STEM Disciplines over Time. National Science Foundation (NSF), $912,513, June 1, 2017-May 31, 2019.

Miller, M. T., Di Brezzo, R., & Mamiseishvili, K. Fulbright Egypt Junio Faculty Development Program. Institute of International Education (IIE), $106,978. July 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018.


University of Arkansas

  • Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, August 2017 - present

  • Professor of Higher Education, August 2017 - present

  • Department Head, August 2013 - August 2017

  • Associate Professor of Higher Education, August 2013 - August 2017

  • Assistant Professor of Higher Education, August 2008 - July 2013                       


  • Teaching Academy Fellow, University of Arkansas, 2013.
  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow, 2013-2014.

  • Outstanding Faculty Nominee, Associate Student Government (ASG) and Residents’ Interhall Congress (RIC), University of Arkansas, 2013.

  • S.T.A.R. Faculty Award for Outstanding All-Around Faculty Member in the College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, 2012.

  • Rising S.T.A.R. Award in Recognition of Excellence as a New Faculty Member in the College of Education and Health professions, University of Arkansas, 2010.

  • Outstanding Mentor, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University of Arkansas, 2010.

  • New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment, University of Arkansas, 2009.