Nicole Nicholson, EdD completed her Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Psychology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2012. However, for the past 15 years, she has devoted her academic and professional career to serving students with special needs. Most of her research has been in the area of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and how the condition of ADHD impacts the executive and academic functioning of those possessing the disorder. At USC, Nicholson's dissertation was entitled, The Executive and Academic Functioning of Stimulant-Medicated and Non-Stimulant Medicated Adult College Students with ADHD. Here she used neuropsychological and academic measures to assess students taking stimulant medication for ADHD as well as those who were medication naive. Dr. Nicholson is also an Associate Educational Therapist with the Association of Educational Therapists. She possesses an Educational Specialist Clear Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with authorizations in Autism and E. L.. Having been an Education Specialist for 8 years, Dr. Nicholson has worked extensively with students possessing Learning Disabilities, Autism, ADHD, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, as well as students with Other Health Impairments. Nicholson continues to present her research both domestically and internationally. She has completed visiting fellowships in fMRI at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Boston, MA and New Mexico State University at the MIND Institute. Recently she presented her research on females with ADHD in STEM majors academic achievement at the post-secondary level at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Her article, Thriving, Not Just Surviving as a Female STEM Major with ADHD: A Quantitative Analysis was published in November of 2018 in the International Journal of Information and Educational Technology and can be downloaded from the Publications tab. In March of 2019, Dr. Nicholson's most recent paper: Rank & Representation: A Quantitative Analysis of Female Representation Among Entry Level Faculty Positions in California was awarded 'Best Paper' at the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. That paper was published in the December 2020 issue of, Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal and can be downloaded from the Publications tab.