Ph.D.in Mass Comm & Media Studies,
Howard University, Washington, D.C.,
Areas of Research: Social Media, Media Effects, Public Relations;
Dissertation: Are Your Reasons the Same as Mine: A Qualitative Thematic Analysis of Young Adults' use of Social Media During the 2008 Presidential Campaign;
University of Phoenix, AZ;
B.S. in Health Care Administration,
Southern Illinois University;
Community College of the Air Force
Nicholson, A. (2012). Are Your Reasons the Same as Mine? A Qualitative Thematic Analysis of Young Adults' use of Social Media during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. LAP Publishing
Introduction to Mass Communication;
Public Speaking; Contemporary Cultural Studies; and
Dr. Nicholson served nearly 21 years in the U.S. Air Force before earning a Ph.D. from Howard University. The majority of that time he was a journalist/public affairs specialist. While in the military, Dr. Nicholson earned an associate, a bachelor and a master’s degree before retiring. He then entered school at Howard University and graduated in May 2012 with a doctorate in Mass Communication and Media Studies. Over the last 10 years Dr. Nicholson has worked as a staff writer and editor for the Commando newspaper, an Air Force base’s 32 page weekly publication; supervisor of a public affairs staff; a media relations director; and a public relations assistant. He currently serves as the editor of the Walter Reed Society Newsletter, which is a nonprofit organization that assists wounded warriors and their families in times of need.
One of his goals is to share the knowledge he gained through his work experience and education to enhance student learning through engagement. It is his belief that students need to be actively engaged in their own learning process. By doing this, it not only allows the student to be involved in the process, but it also puts some of the responsibility of learning on the student. It is his firm belief that the classroom environment is a two-way street in which instructor and student meet on a path of teaching and learning.