Nicole MajorTitle: FKCE Program Director - Categorical
Department: Child Development (SC)
Division: Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Organization: Saddleback College
Alt Phone: (949) 582-4884
Nicole joined Saddleback College in Fall 2007 as an adjunct faculty member. She also has taught at Palomar College and Argosy University. She currently teaches at Saddleback College and Coastline College. Her teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Sociology (onsite, hybrid, and online), Social Problems (online), Marriage and Family (hybrid and online), Death and Dying (online) and Sociology of Aging (hybrid/online). Nicole served as the co-advisor for the Sociology Club and participated in the Distance Education and Associate Faculty Support Committees. She also helped with Service Learning on campus. For the past several years, Nicole has worked with a few colleagues to develop a new Gerontology Certificate Program on campus, which started in Fall 2011. Starting in Spring 2015 she will teach full-time at Coastline Community College.
In addition to her teaching, Nicole was the program director for the Saddleback College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program for 5 1/2 years. The FKCE program is a part of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. This program provides education and support opportunities for current or prospective foster parents and kinship (relative) caregivers in Orange County to meet state licensing requirements. They are currently expanding the program across the county and have continued partnerships with the Orange County Social Services Agency, Orangewood Children's Foundation and Home, Olive Crest Kinship Center, local school districts, and many community family resource centers. For more information, please visit our website at www.saddleback.edu/sbs/fkce.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys running, going to the beach, anything active and outdoors, reading, scrapbooking and taking pictures, and, most importantly, spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
M.A., California State University, Fullerton, 2007
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
Sociology of aging/gerontology, health/medicine, human services, sports, marriage and family, service learning, and addictions.