Nicole Corley

Nicole A. Corley, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

School of Social Work

Academic Learning Commons, 1000 Floyd Ave., room 3125


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • MSW, Georgia State University
  • BSW, Georgia State University
  • AA of Arts, Georgia Perimeter College

Research Interests

  • Black motherhood
  • Black student achievement
  • Qualitative research
  • Arts-based research


Commitment to African American Studies

Corley's work has primarily centered on the experiences of Black mothers. Guided by a Black Feminist lens, her research aims to generate new meanings and gain greater insights into the experiences of Black mothers, allowing them to participate in a discourse that has largely excluded their voice. As a qualitative scholar that uses arts-based methodologies, she aims to join alongside other Black women scholars, intellectuals and creatives to recover and reclaim the histories, experiences, knowledge(s) and creative expressions of Black women and mothers in the diaspora.

As affiliate faculty, Corley hopes to build meaningful connections with other faculty and students that can help advance her work in Black motherhood studies.