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Nicole Hamilton

Senior Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Human Services

Degree Program Ph.D. Human Services

Dr. Nicole Hamilton is a Senior Contributing and a Senior Lead Faculty member in the Human Services Ph.D. program. She holds a Ph.D. in General Psychology specializing in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella University. She also holds 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. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate psychology and human services courses since 2004 and has been on the faculty at Walden University since 2015. She has served on numerous student dissertation committees.
Dr. Hamilton is trained and certified in several learning platforms and enjoys integrating this knowledge in her teaching. Her primary areas of research are; divorce, suicide prevention, addiction, and sibling relationships. She has published articles and presented research on adolescents and trauma, cultural diversity and obesity, parenting and sibling relationships, parental rearing and siblings, addiction and academic achievement. She has worked as a counselor, mental health assessor, play therapist with children and adolescents. Dr. Hamilton is current member of the APA and in Division 1 of General Psychology and has served on the board as an Early Career Psychologist (ECP) developing a Mentoring Program.

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, 2014

Recipient of the Best Paper Award in Academic Rese, 2009

Recipient of the Facilitator of the Year Award , 2004

Honors Society, San Antonio College, 2003


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

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

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

Carr-Jordan, E., Hamilton, N. V. (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. V. (2012). Strategies for working with children.

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

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