PhD Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
MEd Reading Education, University of Virginia, 2004
BS Business, James Madison University, 1990
Jessica (Hearn) Nichols has worked in higher education for the past 12 years. She has served in a variety of roles that help guide doctoral students. She has been full-time faculty, the Director of a fully grant-funded Evaluation Center and was the Director of Institutional Research before coming to UC. Regardless of appointment, Dr. Nichols teaches graduate students.
Dr. Nichols is an ultra-runner and is currently training for a 50-mile race. She often runs with her husband who recently completed a 314-mile race across the state of Tennessee.