Corinne Nicolas has been appointed the new Director of the Gateway Program, effective July 1st. With her office located at the Knoxville Center, Corinne will oversee the academic initiatives of this important component of the College’s Graduate and Professional Studies program.
Born in France, Corinne Nicolas moved to the United States in 1991 and came to Tusculum College a year later as a Fulbright visiting lecturer in French. She earned undergraduate degrees and a Master’s degree in English at the Université de Haute Bretagne, France. She also holds a Master of Arts in Education from Tusculum College, and is currently a doctoral candidate, ABD, in English and Composition Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Corinne is an associate professor of English. Over her tenure at Tusculum, she has taught writing, World Literature and Commons courses in both the residential and the GPS programs. She also served as Director of the Humanities Division for four years.
Nicolas assumes her new position while Edith Wagner, who has served ably as Gateway Coordinator for the past several years, will be continuing in her role as a faculty member in English for the Gateway program and as the coordinator for Prior Learning Assessment.
Tusculum College is grateful to Edie for the work she has done to strengthen the Gateway program as it has grown rapidly in recent years. The College also asks the community to join in wishing Corinne Nicolas well in her important new role.