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About Laura Nichols

Dr. Nichols' research is in the areas of: participatory program planning and evaluation, the application of sociology in non-profit organizations, the study of inequalities, the experiences of first generation college students, and teaching about inequality. She has most recently published in the Journal of Social Policy, Homelessness in America; Public Sociology: Research, Action, and Change; and the Journal of Family Issues.
At Santa Clara she teaches Applied Sociology, Social Stratification, Principles of Sociology, Group Dynamics, Qualitative Sociology, and Self, Community, and Society.

Positions

2006 Present Associate Professor, Santa Clara University Department of Sociology
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July 2013July 2017 Director, Undergraduate Core Curriculum, Santa Clara University
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September 2007June 2011 Chair, Department of Sociology, Santa Clara University Department of Sociology
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20002006 Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University Department of Sociology
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Curriculum Vitae


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Education

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August 1995August 2000 Ph.D. in Sociology, The University of Akron
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January 1994August 1995 M.A. in Sociology, Western Michigan University
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June 1990 B.S. in Sociology, Santa Clara University
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Contact Information

Office: O'Connor 304
Phone: 408/551-7131
email: lnichols@scu.edu

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