Dr. Nicole Walters Dr. Nicole Walters Dean, Associates School of Applied Science and Associate Professor
School of Education

Areas of Expertise
Equity& Accountability, Urban Education (Including Special Ed, Early Childhood, Teacher and Administrator Training/Development), Minority Females in Higher Education Leadership, School Choice, P-20 Education Pipeline, Parent Issues


  • Doctor of Education - Educational Administration - Texas Southern University (2007)
  • Master of Education - Educational Administration - Texas Southern University (2000)


  • Is Moral Education for Emerging School Leaders a Cultural Imperative (2014)
  • A Study of The Influence of Selected Demographic Variables on The Perceptions of Teachers Regarding Success of Students in Kindergarten


  • "Generation Next: Young Donors Inspiring a New Generation of Philanthropists" (2014)
    Council for Corporate Responsibility
    This summit presentation discussed the focus on Texas business efforts to promote corporate citizenship. I discussed best practices to embed social justice within corporate and non profit civic philanthropic responsibility.
  • "Inspiring a Culture of Leadership in African American Youth" (2014)
    Youth Summt/National Council on Educating Black Children
    National convention which brought together organizations to discuss how to support and empower youth who are disenfranchised in urban school settings. I provided a toolkit for parents, teachers, leaders and students to engage in discourse and chart a course of action for student's success.
  • "Inspiring a Culture of Leadership in African American Youth" (2014)
    4th Annual Black Leadership Forum in partnership with the National Black MBA Association
    A leadership forum with a moderated panel discussion where I served as an expert on educational leadership.
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