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Nichole Lucas

IEP Associate Program Manager


Center for International Programs


Email: Nichole Lucas
Phone: 937-229-1513
Rike Center 113


Nichole was hired as a full-time faculty instructor with the Intensive English Program (IEP) in January 2013. As an IEP instructor, she has taught various skill levels in courses of writing & grammar, oral communication, listening & note-taking, and special topics. Furthermore, she has been a Collaborative Course Team Leader for multiple terms in writing & grammar as well as oral communication and listening & note-taking courses.

Nichole came from Youngstown State University (YSU) where she was an ESL Specialist with the English Language Institute (ELI) assisting students in their language studies and matriculation into academic courses. In addition to working with the ELI, Nichole was the lead ESL Bridge instructor with YSU’s English Department, a graduate student mentor and Thesis committee member, as well as the teacher of record for various undergraduate writing courses and graduate linguistic courses.

Currently, as the Associate Program Manager with the IEP, Nichole is responsible for the development and review of course curriculum as well as supervision and support of teaching faculty.

Nichole enjoys working with both teachers and students to assist each with embracing the idea of being lifelong learners of language and culture in effort of promoting the awareness that we are more than citizens of individual countries; we are citizens of the globe.


Ph.D.; TESOL Education (Expected 2015)

M.A., Applied Linguistics, Youngstown State University (2009)
Certificates in TESOL & Advanced Teaching of Writing

B.S., Secondary Ed., English, Youngstown State University (1999)

Research Interests

Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Student Motivation & Teaching Technology

Professional Activities

Nichole is a Sigma Tau Delta Alumni and holds membership with the following organizations: TESOL International, Ohio TESOL, AALI, NAFSA, NCTE, CCCC, & MLA.


“Profile of a Language Learner.” Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education. 2013.