Dr. Nicole Casillas

Dr. Nicole Casillas

Assistant Professor – Human Services & Psychology

Joined Beacon: 2021

Educational Credentials
B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills: Psychology
M.A., California State University, Northridge: Educational Psychology
Ph.D., University of Washington: Educational Psychology
Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno: Education – Special Education & Disability Studies

How did you come to work with students who learn differently?
I began working with middle school students who learn differently many years ago as a teacher’s assistant.  Since then, I have worked with students of all ages who learn differently in various capacities.  Prior to working at Beacon College, I helped first year college students achieve their academic and career goals.  As an educator, I get super excited helping my students find that “Aha!” moment.  It’s pretty special.

I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.  I also enjoy deep sea fishing, playing beach volleyball, taking long nature walks, and trying out new coffee shops.