Nicole Nieto

Nicole  Nieto

Nicole Nieto

Assistant Vice Provost, Office of Outreach and Engagement


  • Ph.D., Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Specialization in Folklore, The Ohio State University, 2015
  • M.A., Women's Studies, University of Alabama
  • B.A., International Studies, University of Mississippi

Nicole Nieto has over 17 years of higher education experience with a focus on equity, inclusion, transformative leadership and effective dialogue. Nicole has played key roles in developing and creating innovative learning curriculums for faculty, staff and students. Nicole has experience facilitating workshops and trainings for a variety of audiences including local governments, higher education and the private sector. Nicole currently serves as Assistant Vice Provost in the Office of Outreach and Engagement. Prior to that, Nicole was a Learning and Development Facilitator for Ohio State’s Office of Human Resources. Before that, she served in various roles at the OSU Multicultural Center. Nicole is also an experienced teacher, currently serving as adjunct faculty at Capital University teaching courses on cultural pluralism in the Department of History and as an instructor in the OSU Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Nicole received her B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi in International Studies, her M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Alabama and her Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Folklore Studies. Nicole’s dissertation focuses on cookbooks published in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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