Nichole L. Smith

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentAdministration and Instructional Services


OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 232

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Nichole L. Smith


EDD: Curriculum and Instruction, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

MED: Curriculum & Instruction, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005

BA: English, Appalachian State University, 2001

BS: English, Secondary Education, Appalachian State University, 2001

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

Smith,  Nichole  Gomez de la Torre,  Mariel   Butler,  Barbara  Waegerle,  Dawn  ( 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.

Petty,  Teresa  Smith,  Nichole  Kern,  Angela   ( 2017).  Engaging Students Through a Summer Literacy Experience.  In Judith Merz  ( 5,  83,  ).   The DKG Bulletin.

Smith,  Nichole  Waegerle,  Dawn  ( 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.

Smith,  Nichole  Carter,  Tyrette  Erwin,  Kimberly  ( 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.

Smith,  Nichole  Day,  Barbara  ( 2013).  Keys to Reading Among Middle School Children.  In Alan Amtzis  ( 2,  77,  pp. 111-121).   The Educational Forum.

Smith,  Nichole  ( 2012).  Showing You Care: Suggestions for Library Relationships.  In Markisan Naso  ( 4,  40,  pp. 18-21).   Knowledge Quest.

Smith,  Nichole  ( 2012).  Reviving Reading: 5 Highly Successful Reading Practices.  In Nicholas J. Uliano  ( 3,  19,  pp. 10-11).   New Teacher Advocate.