Nichole L Smith

Associate Professor

Nichole L Smith
Proctor Hall 232
B.S.English, Secondary Education / Appalachian State University
B.A.English / Appalachian State University
MEDCurriculum & Instruction / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
EDDCurriculum and Instruction / The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests

Dr. Smith's research interests include improving the reading abilities of K-12 students via leisure reading, family literacy support, summer reading, and supplemental reading programs. Teacher professional development is also a major area of focus. Her current research focuses on teacher and family literacy development and summer learning loss.

Recent Publications

  • Nichole Smith, Mariel Gomez de la Torre, Barbara Butler, Dawn Waegerle, Nichole Smith, Mariel Gomez de la Torre, Barbara Butler, Dawn Waegerle (2018). (Using Literacy Strategies with Middle School ELL Students to Improve their Literacy Skills). In Gilbert Naizer and April Sanders, (1) 5, pp. 17-35 ). Journal of Teacher Action Research.
  • Teresa Petty, Nichole Smith, Angela Kern, Teresa Petty, Nichole Smith (2017). (Engaging Students Through a Summer Literacy Experience). In Judith Merz, (5) 83, ). The DKG Bulletin.
  • Nichole Smith, Dawn Waegerle, Nichole Smith, Dawn Waegerle (2016). (Secondary Education and Content Literacy in Inclusive Classrooms ). In Petty, T.M., Good, A., Putman, M., (Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning) ). IGI Global.
  • Nichole Smith, Tyrette Carter, Kimberly Erwin, Nichole Smith, Tyrette Carter, Kimberly Erwin (2014). (From a middle schooler’s mind: Reading habits, what’s the story?). In Pamela Sullivan and Marianne Baker, (2013-2014) 36, pp. 8-15 ). Reading in Virginia.
  • Nichole Smith, Barbara Day, Nichole Smith, Barbara Day (2013). (Keys to Reading Among Middle School Children). In Alan Amtzis, (2) 77, pp. 111-121 ). The Educational Forum.
  • Nichole Smith, Nichole Smith (2012). (Showing You Care: Suggestions for Library Relationships). In Markisan Naso, (4) 40, pp. 18-21 ). Knowledge Quest.
  • Nichole Smith, Nichole Smith (2012). (Reviving Reading: 5 Highly Successful Reading Practices). In Nicholas J. Uliano, (3) 19, pp. 10-11 ). New Teacher Advocate.