Randy D. Nichols is a visiting professor at Queens University, teaching in the area of New Media Studies. He also serves as Chair of the Department of Communications and Interdisciplinary Studies at Limestone Colelge. Dr. Nichols holds the B.A. in Pastoral Theology from Southeastern University, the M.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University, and the Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design from Clemson University.
Dr. Nichols has presented at the National Conferences for the Popular Culture Association on his work in Digital Composition, Game Theory, and New Media Literacy. In 2012, Dr. Nichols premiered the "Smartphone Museum" at Limestone College. This innovative, interactive learning space is the model for his students’ current installation at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. The students interviewed area individuals who are pieces of “living history” and have made these interviews available to museum visitors via QR codes in the exhibit space, and introduced their work in a January 2015 Grand Opening. Dr. Nichols showcased this project at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Tampa in Spring 2015.
Dr. Nichols is a 2014 recipient of the Fullerton Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006. (Seriously, Google it.)