Justin 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 Life Fitness & Director of the Graduate certificate in Sport, Fitness, and Recreation Management in KHP, as well as serving as Chair of the College of Education Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, and Student Success Committee.