Nichole Karpel

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Nichole Karpel’s higher education leadership experience spans 20+ years where she has served in various administrative and C-level roles in addition to owning her own consulting business. Specifically, Dr. Karpel’s areas of specialty within higher education are strategic and scenario planning within higher education institutions, technology optimization for learning, and accreditation. Dr. Karpel has presented at many conferences and published articles and podcasts on higher education topics. She has a doctorate from The George Washington University.

Courses Taught

EDDD 8031 - Leading and Managing Institutional Change

EDDD 8111 - Online Teaching Simulation

EDDD 8900 - Prospectus

EDDD 8990 - Completing Doctoral Capstone


BA, Eastern CT State Univ

MEd, Pennsylvania State University

MEd, Pennsylvania State University


Karpel, N. J. (2023). ChatGPT: An Educator’s Friend or Foe?. United States Distance Learning Association

Karpel, N. J. (2018). Open Educational Resources (OER): Best Practices for Implementation. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

Karpel, N. J. (2016). Four Steps to Student Engagement Using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle. Online Learning Consortium

Karpel, N. J. (2015). Hip Hop Higher Ed Trends: MOOCs, Badges and Gamification. Higher Education Teaching and Learning