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HACKER, NICOLE

FIXED-TERM FACULTY

Biography

Nicole Hacker (she/her/hers) is currently a fixed term faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Hacker has worked in public health, higher education, and non-profit industries as a practitioner, teacher, researcher, and administrator. She was most recently the Director of Communications for The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University. In addition, she collaborated on qualitative and quantitative projects relating to equity and inclusion in K-12 and higher education, specifically international students, online learning, study abroad, leadership, graduate students, and mental health. Dr. Hacker is a first-generation college student who holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University. She also holds an Au.D. from Central Michigan University and a B.S. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from Ohio University. Her research interests include student basic needs, specifically student mental health; equity and inclusion in higher education; and global citizenship. Dr. Hacker lives in Mt. Pleasant with her 3 children and 2 dogs. She enjoys being outdoors, with friends and family, and is a proud CMU alumna.

More About NICOLE HACKER

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Hacker, N. L. (2022). Basic needs insecurity affects student success and physical and emotional health: How can we address it on college campuses? CommonHealth, 3(1), 40-46. https://doi.org/10.15367/ch.v3i1.525.
  • Hacker, N. L., & Bellmore, E. N. (2020). “The Trump effect”: How does it impact international student enrollment in U.S. colleges? Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 10(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.31274/jctp.11588

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter Publications

  • Hacker, N. L. (expected 2023). Proactive, systemic approach for faculty/staff support of (graduate) student well-being [Chapter accepted]. In M. Edwards, N. Ashkanasy, & A Martin (Eds.), Handbook of Academic Mental Health. Edward Elgar Press.
  • Humiston, J. P., Marshall, S. M., Hacker, N. L., & Cantu, L. M. (2020). Intentionally creating an inclusive and welcoming climate in the online learning classroom. In L. Kyei-Blankson, E. Ntuli, & J. Blankson (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Creating Meaningful Experiences in Online Courses (pp. 173–186). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-0115-3.ch012.
  • Hacker, N. L., & Umpstead, R. R. (2019). Study abroad programs for intercultural competence, equity pedagogy, and social justice in US educational leadership students: An example from Ireland and Northern Ireland. In R. Papa (Ed.), Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education (pp. 2–24). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74078-2_121-1.

Published Reports & Guides

  • Umaña, P., & Hacker, N. L. (2021, December). Beyond the food pantry: How to form a campus basic needs task force. The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.
  • Goldrick-Rab, S., Hacker, N. L., Kienzl, G., Price, D. V., & Curtis, D. (2021, October). When care isn’t enough: Scaling emergency aid during the pandemic. The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.

Published Ghostwriting

  • The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice. (2022). One size does not fit all: Recommendations for improving gendered access to and experiences with basic needs hubs. [did analysis and write-up].
  • Goldrick-Rab, S. (2021, October 5). Staffing student basic needs centers. #RealCollege Blog.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

  • Hacker, N. L. (2022, April 23). Graduate Student Psychological Well-Being During COVID-19 and Its Relationship to Emotional Intelligence [Paper presentation]. 2022 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, United States.
  • Marshall, S., & Hacker, N. (2020, March). Generation Z: Using pop culture to understand, attract, and retain today’s students [Conference session]. 2020 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Austin, TX, United States. (Conference canceled-COVID-19)
  • Hacker, N. (2019, July). Emotional intelligence: Its role in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and U.S. higher education [Conference session]. International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership, Aliso Viejo, CA, United States.
  • Umpstead, R., & Hacker, N. (2019, July). Developing intercultural competence and promoting social justice in a U.S. educational leadership program: Efforts, progress, and recommendations [Conference session]. International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership, Aliso Viejo, CA, United States.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Poster Presentations

  • McIlwain, A., Davis-Risen, S., Boggis, T., Zuniga, R., Reisch, R., Van Atta, J., Hacker, N., Saito E., Begert, J., Parker, K., & Corvus, T. (2017, March). Promoting interprofessional team-based care competencies through simulation-based learning: A global aging initiative [Poster presentation]. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Davis-Risen, S., Boggis, T., Zuniga, R., Reisch, R., Van Atta, J., Hacker, N., Parker, K., Corvus, T., Saito E., McIlwain, A., & Begert, J. (2016, June). Simulation based learning to promote interprofessional collaborative practice competencies [Poster presentation]. Physician Assistant Education Association, Western Consortium Conference, Hillsboro, OR.

Peer-Reviewed Web-Based Publications

  • Hacker, N. (2019, July 15). Revocation of the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter: Who was it protecting? Higher Education Law.

Invited Presentations, Posters, and Webinars

  • Hacker, N. (2022, June 2). Strategies to protect mental health [Webinar/TA session]. The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.
  • Hacker, N [hacker_nl]. (2020, October 27). #SPDIChat: Addressing accessibility in remote learning. https://twitter.com/SDPInstitute/status/1321150752182685698.
  • Hacker, N. (2020, April). Developing intercultural competence and promoting social justice: What can U.S. educational leadership programs do to better prepare students? [Poster presentation]. 2020 Student Research & Creative Endeavors Exhibition (SRCEE), Mt. Pleasant, MI. (Exhibition canceled)
  • Umpstead, R., & Hacker, N. (2019, September). Law, board policy, and administrative guideline connections to the iGen [Symposium]. Day-long presentations associated with Central Michigan University's College of Education and Human Services T.R. Johnson Speaker Series, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Hacker, N. (2019, August). Generation Z: How can we connect? [Poster presentation]. CMU Department of Educational Leadership Annual Doctoral Dinner, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Marshall, S., & Hacker, N. (2019, July). Understanding Generation Z and how they are changing higher education [Conference session]. Leadership conference for faculty and staff at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Marshall, S., & Hacker, N. (2019, February). Insights into Gen Z [Symposium]. Professional development session for Enrollment Management and Student Services staff at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Hacker, N. (2018, August). Emotional intelligence: Its role in Irish and U.S. higher education [Poster presentation]. CMU Department of Educational Leadership Annual Doctoral Dinner, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Hacker, N. (2016, June). Voices from the field [Webinar]. Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), online resource.
  • Hacker, N. (2016, April; 2015, October). Audiology: What you need to know [Course Presentation]. Pacific University, CSD 200 Introduction to Communication Sciences & Disorders, Forest Grove, OR.
  • Hacker, N. (2015, March). Audiology and aging [Course Presentation]. Pacific University, DPT 680 Geriatrics and Gerontology, Hillsboro, OR.
  • Hacker, N. (2013, September). Invited interdisciplinary panel discussing ‘Escape Fire’ documentary [Panel member]. Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Hacker, N. (2012, March). Mentoring and supervision in clinical higher education: Who’s on first? [Symposium]. Athletic Training Clinical Preceptors’ Training, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Invited Conference Presentations and Posters

  • Hacker, N. (2022, June 2). Strategies to protect mental health (part I) [Webinar for #RealCollegeCalifornia members-Panel member]. The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, online.
  • Hacker, N. (2016, May). Adult cochlear implant candidacy evaluation: Hands-on practicum [Conference session]. Oregon Academy of Audiology Spring Conference, Hillsboro, OR.
  • Hacker, N. (2016, May). Cochlear implant basics: What referring providers need to know [Conference session]. Oregon Academy of Audiology Spring Conference, Hillsboro, OR.
  • Alexander, C., Brown, R., Hughes, E., Huppert, J., Maldonado, O., McLelland, K., & Hacker, N. (2016, May). From hear to there: Taking audiology abroad [Poster presentation]. Oregon Academy of Audiology Spring Conference, Hillsboro, OR.
  • Hacker, N. (2015, May). Precepting 101: Tips and tricks for the trenches [Conference session]. Oregon Academy of Audiology Spring Conference, Hillsboro, OR.
  • Hacker, N. (2014, October). Beyond the audiogram [Conference session]. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Michigan Audiology Coalition on M.A.C. Conference, Lansing, MI.
  • Hacker, N. (2013, November). Advanced Vestibular Topics [Moderator]. Speaker: Kamran Barin, Ph.D. Fifth Annual Audiology Lecture Series at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Central Michigan University, 2021
  • AuD, Audiology, Central Michigan University, 2004
  • BS, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Ohio University, 2000
  • Student basic needs, 
  • Student/practitioner mental health
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Global citizenship
  • American Educational Research Association 
  • Educational Leaders Without Borders
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators 
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
  • Holder, Audiology License, State of Michigan
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