Mother’s Day Matters

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers & Other Mothers


Dedicated to my mother:
Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2012). A view from the 50th street gate on Washington Avenue: Reflections of a working class academic. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 18(1), 17-28.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2009). Blue-collar mother/White-collar daughter: A perspective on U.S policies toward working mothers. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering. 11(2), 111-121.

Dedicated to all Mothers:

Seabrook, R. & Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2015). Marginalization and hope: Personal narratives of previously incarcerated mothers. In J. Minaker, & B. Hogeveen, (Eds.) Criminalized mothers/Criminalizing motherhood. (pp.355-372). Bradford: Demeter Press

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2015, Spring). Workplace Flexibility in Higher Education: Reflections on the National Challenge for Higher Education Conference. USM Women’s Forum Newsletter.

Wyatt-Nichol, H., Cardona, M., & Drake, K. (2012). Balancing work and family in higher education: Best practices and barriers. In O’Brien Hallstein, L. & O’Reilly, A. (Eds.) Academic motherhood in a post-second wave context (pp. 108-126). Bradford: Demeter Press.

Podcast discussion on The Global Child—Female Friendly Workplaces (2012, August 24) for NGO To Love Children Educational Foundation International, Inc., Available at WebTalk and  iTunes

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2011). Case study: Female-family friendly policies in the academe. In D’Agostino, M.J. & Levine, H. (Eds.), Women in Public Administration: Theory and practice (pp. 45-65). Sudbury: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2010). Maternity leave. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc, 729-730.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2010). Daycare. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc, 273-275.

Dr. Heather’s WordPress Page: Readings on Family Friendly Policies

Also, check out Demeter Press and the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement


A Constitutional Amendment on Competencies

Our society places responsibility on educational institutions and students to demonstrate competencies and learning outcomes. However, we still end up with a President who lacks basic knowledge of the Constitution, how government works, and basic history.
A proposed Constitutional Amendment

Any President of the U.S. should be required to demonstrate basic knowledge via the Citizenship Test, AP Government, History, and Geography exams.
NASPAA Universal Required Competencies

Middle States


Common Core

Citizenship Test

AP Government Test
AP History Test