Dr. Anne Nichols

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Provost for Instruction

Dr. Anne Nichols
School of Humanities
Muirhead 120
(248) 218-2159


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • M.A., Wayne State University
  • B.S., Rochester College

Courses Taught

  • American Writers to 1865
  • American Writers 1865 to Present
  • British Writers to 1800
  • British Writers 1800 to Present
  • Communication and Critical Thinking (Honors Course)
  • Composition A
  • Composition B
  • Diversity in American Literature
  • Senior Writing Project
  • World Literature


Anne specializes in nineteenth-century British and American Literature, particularly the intersections between literature, religion, and gender. She helped RC launch an Honors Program in 2011 and enjoys serving as the program’s director and sharing her enthusiasm for learning. When she is not working, she can generally be found with her two young children and her husband, Tim. If she’s lucky, they’re at the beach!


  • “Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Woman in Sacred History: Biblical Criticism, Evolution, and the Maternal Ethic.” Religion and Literature Vol. 47.3. Fall 2016.
  • Glorification of the Lowly in Felicia Hemans’s sonnets ‘Female Characters of Scripture.’” Victorian Poetry. Spring 2011.
  • “Grace Aguilar: Working the Scriptures, Working the Home,” delivered at the International Conference in Romanticism, Oakland University, Oct.17, 2008.
  • “The Feminization of the University and Contemporary Country Music,” delivered at the Y/X Conference, Wayne State University, 2002.