Dr. Victoria (Vicky) Pace joined the faculty at UCF in 2013 after teaching and conducting research for several years at Florida International University. Prior to that, she worked at Personnel Decisions Research Institutes (PDRI), provided consulting services, and interned with Nielsen Media Research while completing her doctorate at the University of South Florida. Vicky studies personality in the workplace, including development and validation of measures, administration of tests, and use of results for prediction of performance as well as for developmental purposes. Her research also examines individual, social, and organizational factors that affect employee career decisions about changing jobs, changing careers, and seeking advancement opportunities. Of particular applied interest are factors that contribute to employee retention in healthcare and education, along with examination of the effects of turnover on client outcomes and satisfaction.


Currie, R. A.*, Pace, V. L., & Ramdial, K. J.* (2020). Individual differences in employee performance. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & J. S. Mio & R. E. Riggio (Vol. Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. IV. Clinical, applied, and cross-cultural research, pp. 479-484.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 


Nichols, A. L., & Pace, V. L.  (2020). Five factor model, facets of. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief) & C. S. Nave (Vol.  Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. I. Models and theories, pp. 203-208.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 


Pace, V.L. (2019). Student experiences in project-based networking. UCF Quality Enhancement Plan Resources. Retrieve from 


Pace, V.L. (2018). People Skills are Always in Demand: Teams, Virtual Teams, and Community Partnerships. In S. Baker (Ed.) Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2017-18. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: 

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