Nicolyn Vilma Woodcock, Ph.D

Inclusive Excellence
Assistant Director, Asian and Native American Center
Student Union 023 G, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Dr. Nicolyn Woodcock has previously taught 20th century American, multiethnic, and Asian American literature courses in the English departments at Colorado College and Clark University and served as the director of the English program at Medaille University. Her research interests include the transpacific U.S. empire, intimacy, war stories, and food studies. She is especially interested in narratives emerging from spaces and legacies of U.S. war and militarism in Asia since the late 19th century. Her other interests revolve around mentorship that supports first-generation college students and students of color, something she looks forward to doing at Wright State. Dr. Woodcock has served in Kenyon College’s Alumni of Color Mentoring Initiative since 2015, was a faculty mentor in the Butler Center’s First-Generation Collegiate Program at Colorado College, and mentors graduate students through the Circle for Asian American Literary Studies. She grew up in Toledo and is a first-generation graduate of Kenyon College. Dr. Woodcock holds a PhD in English literature from Miami University (OH).

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