MaryAnn Nickel, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Associate Professor
Chair of Literacy Studies and Elemenatary Education
Office:Stevenson 1078F
Phone: 707-664-2082
Fax: 707-664-4200
Sonoma State
East Cotati Ave

RohnertPark, CA 94928


Academic Degrees

  • 1998, Ph.D, Indiana University
    • Language Education
      Curriculum and Instruction
  • 1976, M.Ed., University of Missouri—St. Louis
    • Secondary Education
      Reading Specialization
  • 1973, B. A. University of Missouri—St. Louis
    • English

Teaching Interests

  1. Reading, Writing and the Language Arts including the theories and practices for 1st and 2nd Language Learners of English
  2. Curriculum Theory and Practice in Elementary and Middle Schools
  3. Teacher Preparation, Continuing Professional Development: Partnerships for Renewal
  4. The Role of electronic and media-based portfolios in constructing a professonal teaching and learning knowledge base

Research Interests

  • Partnerships for Educational Renewal
  • Life in public school classrooms in CA.
  • Curriculum that supports authentic learning and inquiry
  • Addressing the Standards in Education with Equity and Complexity