Dr. Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

Professor of History
Westminster College

Areas of Expertise

Politics and current events, nineteenth century American West, Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Prostitution in Salt Lake City, Environmental history

About Dr. Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols has a B.A. in Speech Communication from the State University of New York, at Geneseo. After nine years in the U.S. Navy, he earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Utah. Jeff teaches a broad range of courses including Environmental History, Latin American History, Vietnam and America, and American Women’s History in our Gender Studies Program. He is the author of -Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power: Salt Lake City, 1847-1918.- Jeff has served on the KeyBank Cultural Diversity Lecture Series committee. Jeff’s interests also lie in the theatre. He has appeared in several Westminster Players productions, and he produced and directed a student production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” performed outdoors at Snowbird.

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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