Sharon Y. Nickols

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Janette M. Barber Professor and Dean Emerita


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.

Journal Articles

Nickols, S.Y., & Allison, B. N. (2020).  Exploring home management houses: Part II Two case studies: The University of Georgia and Texas Tech University, Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 48 (4), 329-342. 

Nickols, S. Y. (2020). Home management houses: Part I History and a case study of Kansas State University. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 48 (3), 218-229.

Nickols, S. Y. , & Peek, G. G. (2017). The opening wedge: Mary E. Creswell, home economics, and the University of Georgia. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 45 (4), 363-376. 


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.

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