My name is Sharlene Nichols and I am a graduate student at Teacher's College, Columbia University obtaining my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. My studies focus on aspects of early intervention and behavior management in the educational setting for learning disorders such as AD(H)D, ODD, and bipolar disorder. These interests developed out of my experiences tutoring in various special education classrooms in low-income areas in California ranging from kindergarten to twelfth grade, combined with the theraputic and medical aspects of the Speech-Language Pathology field.


Over the next 2 years, I will be working on my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I hope to obtain my Ed.D in the biobehavioral sciences within the next 5-8 years. My career goals are to work within the New York City school system as a speech and language pathologist, and ultimately, to open a clinic that provides alternatives to medication for behavior management of learning disabilities including AD(H)D, ODD, and bipolar disorder.


Below are some of my current and past involvements at Ithaca College, please feel free to contact me with any questions about the organizations, how to get involved, or any other general questions!


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar- Fall 2007-Present
  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honors Society & Professional Association in Education
  • Leadership Enterprise for Achievement & Diversity in Education (LEAD in Ed)- Spokesperson/Founder
  • Student Government Association- VP of Academics 2008-2009
  • Amani Gospel Singers

I have over 13 years of volunteer experience working with students with learning disabilities in school settings, including one-on-one and group work. I also have 25 hours of clinical observation and 32 hours of supervised therapy through the Head Start Language Enhancement Program providing therapy to 3-5 year olds.

**For a full updated resume, please click the "Documents" link to the left**


Please feel free to contact me any time via email at sjn2116@columbia.edu and I will respond within 24 hours.




“Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5000 years, the right
to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental.”
W. E. B. DuBois