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

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  Erwin, Kimberly  Carter, Tyrette  (2014).  Supporting Reading Skills Development: The Approach of One Summer Reading Program.   The Florida Reading Journal.

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.

Whatley, Amanda  Smith, Nichole  Implementing Writing in the Content Areas: The Effect of Professional Development on Teacher Perceptions.   Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Smith, Nichole  Impacting Family Literacy Engagement: Parents’ Perceptions of their Own Practices and Interactions.   Reading Research Quarterly.

Smith, Nichole  Gomez de la Torre, Mariel   Butler, Barbara  Waegerle, Dawn  Using Literacy Strategies with Middle School ELL Students to Improve their Literacy Skills.  In Gilbert Naizer and April Sanders   Journal of Teacher Action Research.