Nichole Pinkard

Nichole Denise Pinkard

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences


Nichole Pinkard (PhD98), associate professor of learning sciences, returns home to Northwestern after breaking new ground at DePaul University. Pinkard, whose research focuses on creating supportive learning spaces, both on and offline, was one of the first graduates of SESP's Learning Sciences PhD program. Two decades later, she's back at Northwestern to spearhead collaborations through SESP's Office of STEM Education Partnerships. Pinkard, founder of the Digital Youth Network, received the 2014 Northwestern University Alumni Association Alumni Merit Award. In 2016, she delivered the keynote speech during the 2016 graduate convocation ceremony.



Year Degree Institution
1998 PhD, Learning Sciences Northwestern University


Year Title  
1998 Leveraging Background Knowledge: Using Popular Music to Build Beginning Readers' Reading Skills

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