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Tracy Nicholson
Assistant Professor, Human Resource Management
Program Chair, Human Resource Management
Courses Taught HR Management Nonprofit Management

Tracy Nicholson is an assistant professor of human resource management in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies. She teaches graduate classes and serves as chair of the human resource management program. Her scholarship interests are focused on human resource management, public and nonprofit management, and organization theory.

Prior to her teaching role in higher education, Dr. Nicholson served in HR leadership roles in higher education, state and local government sectors. Her roles as a program evaluator and employment coach in community-based nonprofit organizations led to her study of decision-making in nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Nicholson’s dissertation examined decision-making by front line staff in community-based nonprofit organizations and the impact of those decisions on clients’ access to social service programs. She continues to conduct and publish research on human resource management and social policy implementation within and across the public and private sectors.

PHR - Professional in Human Resources
American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Professional Experience
Employment Coach (2016-2017)

Housing Crisis Center, Dallas, Texas

Outcomes & Database Manager (2016)

Interfaith Family Services, Dallas, Texas

Assistant Director, Human Resources (2010-2013)

University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Payroll Manager (2007-2010)

University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Human Resources Consultant (2002-2006)

City of Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Community Service

Reviewer, International Journal of Volunteer Administration

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Richmond Alumnae Chapter

B.S., Hampton University 1983
M.A., The George Washington University 1999
Human Resource Development
Ph.D., University of Texas - Dallas 2019
Public Affairs
Contact Information
217B Special Programs Building
(804) 289-8909