Nicole Hacker is the Editorial Director for The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. She previously worked at The Hope Center as a Writer. In her past work, Nicole worked in higher education as a practitioner, teacher, researcher, and administrator for over 10 years. She collaborated on qualitative and quantitative projects relating to equity and inclusion in K-12 and higher education, specifically international students, online learning, study abroad, leadership, graduate students, and mental health. Nicole is a first-generation college student who holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University. She also holds a B.S. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Ohio University and an Au.D. from Central Michigan University. Her research interests include student basic needs, specifically student mental health; social-emotional learning/emotional intelligence in higher education; equity and inclusion in higher education; and global citizenship.
Nicole’s hope: We will provide the tools for higher education institutions and policy leaders to provide all students with a safe, inclusive, and equitable educational environment to optimize their learning and future outcomes.