Randy D. Nichols, Ph.D.
About Dr. Nick
Randy D. Nichols is Assistant Professor of Communication at Limestone College where he serves as Chair of the Department of Communications.
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, where he led the international Cultural Literacies Across Media course.
Dr. Nichols teaches such classes as Digital Literacies, Critical Thinking and Dynamic Spatial Narratives at Limestone. He 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. The museum hosted a grand opening for the exhibit in January 2015. Dr. Nichols opened the new Smartphone Museum exhibit, "Artifacts from the Future," on October 21, 2015 at Limestone College. Dr. Nichols presented on this exhibit in March 2016 at the National Pop Culture Association Conference in Seattle.
Dr. Nichols is currently developing new courses at Limestone College, including Narratives Across Media, and Narratives of Cultural Literacy. He is also revamping Digital Literacies courses to address the emerging worlds of VR and AR media.
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.)
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Dr. Nick's Fall 2016 Classes
Dr. Nick on Communications