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William E. Nichols, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science

Phone: 512-416-5874

  • PhD in Government at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1994
  • MA in International Affairs at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1984
  • BA in Spanish and Journalism at University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979
Why I Teach

I engage my students by combining analysis of basic concepts with real-life case studies. While leading study abroad programs, I also use the experience of living and learning in another country to help broaden students’ cultural and educational horizons.

I enjoy helping young people explore the academic world and grow as individuals. After students complete my classes, I hope that they not only look at the world around them with greater understanding, but also question their role in it.