Nicole Hamilton

Core Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
Ph.D. Human Services

Dr. Nicole Hamilton is a Core Faculty member and Coordinator in the Human Services program. She holds a Ph.D. in General Psychology specializing in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella University, a Master's of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from the Our Lady of the Lake University and a Master’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership from Walden University, and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate psychology and human services courses since 2004 and has been faculty at Walden University since 2015. Dr. Hamilton's primary areas of research are; divorce, suicide prevention, addiction, ACES, parenting, sibling relationships, and developmental growth in general.

Courses Taught

HUMN 6150/8150 - Helping Indiv, Org, and Comm

HUMN 6011 - Inte & Case Mgmt in Hum & Soc

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory

RSCH 8200/8210 - Quant Reasoning and Analysis

HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing

HUMN 9001 - Dissertation


BA, University of Texas at San Antonio

MS, Our Lady of the Lake University

PhD, Capella University

Awards / Honors

Certificate of Recognition for Course Lead Excellence, Walden University , 2014

Recipient of the Best Paper Award in Academic Research, , 2009

Recipient of the Facilitator of the Year Award , , 2004

Honors Society, San Antonio College, 2003


Hamilton, N. (2011). A quantitative study of the timing of parental divorce on the academic achievement for traditional-aged college students.

Hamilton, N. (2009). Factors influencing the impact of parental divorce in childhood and adolescent on academic achievement of traditional-aged college students: A literature review..


Hamilton, N., Roginsky, B. (2014). The effects of types of parenting on adult sibling relationships. Kaplan University

Hamilton, N. (2013). Volunteering: Graduate internships and practicums. Kaplan University

Carr-Jordan, E., Hamilton, N. (2013). The role of addiction in academic success.

Carr-Jordan, E., Hamilton, N. (2013). Addiction and academic success: The role previous and current addiction plays in student achievement in an addiction specialization program. American Psychological Association

Hamilton, N. (2012). Strategies for working with children.

Hamilton, N. (2009). Factors Influencing the Impact of Parental Divorce in Childhood and Adolescent on Academic Achievement of Traditional-Aged College Students: A Literature Review.