Instructor of Management
“What’s the best approach to ______ in management?” Ask her students and they’ll say “it depends.” Stacey tries to teach each student the importance of judgment and decision-making skills, since “multiple choice” doesn’t exist in the real world. All areas of management involve a lot of discretion, especially when you’re managing people. Stacey tries to incorporate real-world examples into each lesson she teaches.
Stacey Jenkins Nichols received an undergraduate degree in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Nicholls State University. She continued her education at Nicholls State by completing the MBA program. She also has a PHR, Professional in Human Resources, certfication. Her work experience includes a broad range of human resource functions in a diverse group of industries including private industry, government, healthcare, and higher education. She climbed the corporate ladder quickly but realized that corporate success may not be what she wanted after all. She wanted to teach. She taught courses in the College of Business as a part-time adjunct Instructor when work demands at her full-time job allowed it. Then in August 2010, while working as the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Nicholls State, she was offered a full-time position as an Instructor of Management where she could share her passion for business and for learning with students, and she eagerly accepted it. She feels like her young age helps to both relate to students and to motivate them. She is sponsor of the Society for Human Resource Management at Nicholls (SHRM@Nicholls) student group and tries to participate in as many campus activities as possible. “I believe building a personal relationship with students helps make learning easier for them, it’s like they’re having an intelligent conversation with a friend and they learn without even noticing it!”
In her spare time, Stacey owns and operates a small, local invitation business called Make My Day, LLC. She also loves to spend time fishing with her husband Kenny, assistant coaching a 3/4 year old soccer team, and playing with tee balls and plastic bulldozers with her two young boys, Cullen and Quinn. She also enjoys “babying” her two dogs, Frankie the dachshund and Penelope the pug, who may occasionally be caught wearing cute costumes.
B.S., M.B.A. Nicholls State University
128 Powell Hall