Nikole D. Patson

Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology, Marion Campus

Nikole Patson (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 2011) hails from Flint, Michigan, and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Ohio State University at Marion. She teaches courses in Cognition, Language, and General Psychology.

As the first member of her family to graduate from college, she is passionate about inclusive teaching practices. She has received OSU's Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award and the Marion Campus's Teaching Excellence Award.

She has two lines of research. One line of research focuses on how language comprehenders represent plural information in the mind. The other line focuses on using language science to generate interest in science more broadly. Her teaching focuses on trying to get students to think like scientists. To encourage scientific thinking, she has adopted a guided inquiry teaching pedagogy in her courses.