Justin K. Nichols, Ed.D.
Justin K. Nichols, received his Ed.D from the University of Kentucky in 2012 with his coursework falling primarily in Kinesiology & Health Promotion as well as Educational Policy Studies & Evaluation. His areas of interest are associated with coaching contract development and sport as an agent of change in social mobility/social justice. He is committed to leadership through promoting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in positions of centrality in sport/athletics. Other areas of interest include course, curriculum, and program design/development. He serves on UK committees/boards at the college and university levels. He also serves as a committee member for Partnerships for Youth Grassroots Grant Campaign that helps local organizations promote activities for under-served youth in the Lexington area.
Prior to his time at UK, he was a coach at a variety of levels ranging from elementary to collegiate; assistant athletic director at the high school level; and program/fitness director in the YMCA system. Dr. Nichols teaches courses in Kinesiology & Health Promotion’s Sport Leadership emphasis, specifically in the areas of supervision, theory, and research methods at the graduate level as well as sport management and tests & measurements for the undergraduate level. He currently serves as the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management in KHP.
Research categories: Athletics, Kinesiology