Dr. Nickson received her Doctorate of Educational Administration in 2005 with the dissertation:
Profiling Juvenile Court and Community School Administrators: What Does It Take to be a Leader of an Innovative Education Program for At-Risk Youth?
This study profiled Juvenile Court and Community School (JCCS) administrators to establish baseline data regarding their identity with traits and behaviors of innovative leaders and selected demographic information. Innovation was determined by the development of student oriented education programs.
She has has been the Assistant Director at Auburn University’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning since 2008. In this position, she is responsible for developing, promoting and delivering presentations, programs, seminars, workshops, conferences and retreats for Auburn University faculty, staff and administration. Serve as lead coordinator of civic engagement and service learning faculty development. Also conducts individual consultations with faculty to improve teaching and learning, including Small Group Instructional Feedback, classroom observations of teaching and Peer Review within various colleges.