Associate Professor of Education
Chair, Department of Teacher Education

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

School: School of Education
Office: Campus Center 110
Phone: (248) 218.2090



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



  • 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.