Rochester Christian University


Dr. Vikki Bentley

Chair – Department of Teacher Education
Professor of Education

School of Education
Campus Center 110
(248) 218-2090


  • Ph.D., Oakland University
  • M.Ed., University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • B.A., Harding University

Courses Taught

  • Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Teaching Strategies
  • Information Literacy
  • Basic Writing

Honors and Affiliations

  • Faculty Member of the Year, Rochester College (1991)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Directors and Representatives of Teacher Education Programs (DARTEP)
  • Program Review Committees
  • Information Literacy Curriculum Committee


Vikki Bentley is married to Dr, Joe Bentley who chairs the Department of Music, Theatre, and Visual Art. They have three children and two grandchildren. The Bentleys have been mainstays of the RC faculty since 1986, and have mentored countless numbers of students. Dr. Bentley’s doctoral research focused on the longevity of beginning teachers in the field. Outside of the classroom, she enjoys being a mother and grandmother, reading, and helping in various ministries at the Rochester Church of Christ.