Nichola D. Gutgold is a professor of communication arts and sciences and associate dean of academics at Penn State's Schreyer Honors College. At the honors she works with all curricular and academic aspects of the Schreyer Honors College, including course scheduling, thesis coordination, global programming, the Distinguished Honors Faculty Program, and many other facets of the college.
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Nikki's research focuses on the rhetoric of women in male dominated fields. Books include: The Rhetoric of Supreme Women: From Obstacles to Options (2012), Almost Madam President: Why Hillary Clinton 'won' in 2008, (2009); Seen and Heard: The Women of Television News, (2008) and Paving the Way for Madam President (2006). With Molly Wertheimer she co-authored, Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Speaking from the Heart (2004). With Ted Sheckels and Diana Carlin she co-authored Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced (2012).
She has co-authored a children's book based on research on women and the American presidency, Madam President: Five Women Who Paved the Way (Eifrig Publishing, 2014).
In 2013 Nikki gave a TEDxPSU talk on women and the American presidency. Link to talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Uo05JoZQo