Bonnie Nicholson

Associate Professor, Director of Training, Associate Chair

Academic and Professional Interests:

Dr. Nicholson’s research interests focus on identifying positive, protective factors (e.g., hope, resiliency, hardiness, spiritual coping) which can help parents a risk for poor parenting improve their parenting behaviors. Recent projects also focus on helicopter parenting and college student adjustment. Dr. Nicholson supervises practica through the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, teaches a graduate level Introduction to Counseling Psychology course and an undergraduate General Psychology course each year.

Professional Honors and Achievements:

Dr. Nicholson is Director of Training of the Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology. She has received recognition as an Outstanding Young Alumna from Marquette University and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Nicholson also serves as the Associate Chair for the Department of Psychology. 


Positive Parenting Research Team