Joseph Nichols, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.A., Georgia College and State University
B.B.A., Mercer University
- Social Studies and Civic Education
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Teacher Education
I research the questions "who is a good citizen" and "how do schools cultivate citizenship" through three avenues:
(1) teacher education;
(2) the political and policy contexts of K-12 schooling; and
(3) race and segregation in the history of American schools.
Publications and Media Placements
— Nichols, J. R., Cuenca, A., & Diemer, A. (2021). Policy analysis: The rise and fall of Missouri’s performance assessment of student teachers. PRiME Center Policy Briefs (Vol. 3, Iss. 4).
— Nichols, J. R. (2020). Who is a नागरिक (citizen)? Civic orientations in Indian education policy. Citizenship, Teaching and Learning, 15(2), 239-254.
— Nichols, J. R., Hendel, S., & Gerke, N. (2019). For those who “love liberty and the American way of life”: Governor Lester Maddox and the opening of post-Brown segregation academies in Georgia. History Matters, 32(4).
— Cuenca, A., & Nichols, J. R. (2019). Framing teacher education: An analysis of the comprehensive educator equity plans of sixteen state education agencies. The New Educator, 15(1), 1-17.
— Nichols, J. R., Preis, S., & Rhinesmith, E. (2019). The road back: St. Louis public school governance. PRiME Center Policy Briefs (Vol. 1, Iss. 1).
— Nichols, J. R. (2017). The economic citizen: Civic education and its discontents. In C. Wright-Maley & T. Davis (Eds.), Teaching for democracy in an age of economic disparity (pp. 25-41). New York, NY: Routledge.
— Nichols, J. R., & Cuenca, A. (2014). Two roadmaps, one destination: The economic progress paradigm in teacher education accountability in Georgia and Missouri. Action in Teacher Education, 36(5/6), 446-459.
— Cuenca, A., & Nichols, J. R. (2014). Ferguson is about us too: A call to explore our communities. Social Education, 78(5), 248-253.