Dr. Stephen Triche

Title: Professor of Education
Department: Teacher Education
Email: stephen.triche@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4337
Office Location: 232 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Building


B.A Major: Russian Area Studies, Louisiana State University, 1979
M.A Major: Russian History Minor: Education, Louisiana State University, 1991.

Thesis Title: The Krasin Plan for Soviet Industrial Development: Concessions and Foreign Technology During NEP.

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction. Major: Curriculum Theory Minor: History, Louisiana State University, 2002

Dissertation Title: Reconceiving Curriculum: An Historical Approach



I teach education foundations and social studies in both the initial and advanced programs


What are some interesting facts about yourself?

“I have been a faculty member of Nicholls State University for 16 years. I enjoy traveling and hiking. My wife and I visit Colorado nearly every year and hike in the mountains. I also enjoy visiting National Parks and Monuments.”


Complete one of the following statements: “My dream job other than teaching at Nicholls would be…” -OR- “My future career aspirations include…”

“My future career aspirations include continuing to prepare teachers for the Bayou Region.”


Answer one of the following questions: If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the winnings? -OR- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

“I hope to visit Europe in the near future. I am planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park, this is my dream trip.”



Triche, Stephen. Reconceiving Curriculum: An Historical Approach, Using Wittgenstein’s later philosophy to disrupt the Ramist methodological underpinnings of the modern school curriculum. Saarbruken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.

Journal Articles

Triche, Stephen. “Gabriel Harvey’s 16th Century Theory of Curriculum,” The Journal of Curriuclum Theorizing. Vol. 29, No. 1 (2013).
McKnight, Douglas & Triche, Stephen. “Puritan Origins of Technological Understanding in the USA: From William Ames’s Technologia to Technicism,” The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. Vol. 27, No. 3 (2011).

Presentations (Referred)

Edith Stein: An Emancipatory Curriculum. Presentation to the 5th Triennial International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference May 26-¬‐29, 2015 Ottawa, Canada
“Curriculums of Difficulty”: Teacher Stories of Challenge, Enlightenment, and Growth. Presentation to the 67th Annual Southeast Philosophy of Education Society Conference, February 7, 2015, Memphis, TN.
Returning the “Humanness of Being” to Curriculum Praxis. Presented to the 15th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, November 12-15, 2014, New Orleans, LA.
“Curriculums of Difficulty:” Stories of Teaching Praxis, Challenge, and Growth. Presentation to the 66th Annual Southeast Philosophy of Education Society Conference, February 21, 2014, Decatur, GA..
Re/articulating the Teaching Self through Narrative Research. Presentation to the 14th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, November 6-9, 2013, New Orleans, LA. (With Justin Ward, Jamie McWilliams, and Maegan Para, graduate students at Nicholls State University
Philosophies of Praxis: Returning the “Humanness of Being” to Curriculum Practice. Presented to The Journal for Curriculum Theorizing Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice [Bergamo], October, 17-19, 2013, Dayton, OH.