Sharon Nickols

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Professor Emerita

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


workOffice Phone: 706-542-4856

Curriculum Vitae


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D Family Economics University of Missouri 1976
M.A. Family Life Education Teachers College, Columbia University 1967
B.S. Home Economics Education Kansas State University 1965


History of home economics/family and consumer sciences


Family resource management


Meeting families' basic human needs. Leadership development in higher education administration.



Selected Publications

Nickols, S. Y. & Nielsen, R.B. (2011). "So many people are struggling": Developing social empathy through a poverty simulation.  Journal of Poverty, 15 (1), 22-42.

Williams, N.R., & Nickols, S.Y. (2011).  Traversing the bumpy road of learning:  Exploring faculty experiences in an international service-learning program in Tanzania.  Reflections:  Narratives of Professional Helping, 17 (1), 76-95.

Nickols, S.Y., Andress, E.L., Peek, G.G., & Nickols-Richardson, S.M. (2010).  Seeking food security:  Environmental factors influencing home food preservation and wellness, Part I: 1910-1959.  Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 39 (2), 122-136.

Nickols, S. Y. (2001). Family and consumer sciences in the United States. In Paul B. Baltes & Neil J. Smelser (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 8, (pp. 5279-5286). Oxford, England Elsevier Science, Ltd.