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Dr. Xavier Nicholas

Executive Board Member

Dr. Xavier Nicholas has a Bachelor’s degree in English (B.A.) from Tuskegee University; a Master’s degree (M.A.) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in English from the University of Michigan.

He has taught at various universities such as Bryn Mawr College and his alma mater, the University of Michigan.

Dr. Nicholas is currently a retired tenured Associate Professor of English at Tuskegee University, a Historical Black College and University (HBCU).

His mission as a teacher is to encourage students to think for themselves. His research and teaching interests are: African American Literature, Southern Literature, Literary Theory, and Composition. He is in the process of completing research on Hurricane Katrina and the educational and economic after-effects which will be compiled into a book, published under a grant he received.

Most recently, he wrote and produced a play, "Dream Deferred," about the 1967 Detroit Riots. The play received raving reviews.  Read one entitled 'Dream Deferred': How the 1967 Riots That Destroyed Detroit Became a Play by Michael Luongo in The Daily Beast at

Dr. Xavier Nicholas is a current member of the Executive Board of Directors of WISE Scholars Foundation. As a board member, he is confident that WISE Scholars Foundation is an institution committed to encouraging individuals to become productive members of the community and lifelong learners.

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