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.”


  • Books
    • 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.