Nichole L Smith


Nichole L Smith
College of Education

Educator Preparation

Proctor Hall 230
EDDCurriculum and Instruction / The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MEDCurriculum & Instruction / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.A.English / Appalachian State University
B.S.English, Secondary Education / Appalachian State University

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

  • Amanda Edwards-Whatley, Nichole Smith (2023). (Writing in the content areas: Changing teacher perceptions with professional development). In Aaron Penton, Reading Psychology.
  • Nichole Smith, Brian Williams (2021). (Content Literacy PD: Middle Grades Language Arts Teachers Perceptions). In Aaron Penton, Reading Psychology.
  • Nichole Smith (2020). (Family Literacy Engagement: Parents’ Perceptions of Their Home Learning Practices ). In Keli Garas-York and Laura Klenk, (1) 30, pp. 24. Language and Literacy Spectrum.
  • 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 (2017). (Engaging Students Through a Summer Literacy Experience). In Judith Merz, (5) 83, The DKG Bulletin.
  • 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 (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 (2013). (Keys to Reading Among Middle School Children). In Alan Amtzis, (2) 77, pp. 111-121. The Educational Forum.
  • Nichole Smith (2012). (Reviving Reading: 5 Highly Successful Reading Practices). In Nicholas J. Uliano, (3) 19, pp. 10-11. New Teacher Advocate.
  • Nichole Smith (2012). (Showing You Care: Suggestions for Library Relationships). In Markisan Naso, (4) 40, pp. 18-21. Knowledge Quest.