Nichole Boutte-Heiniluoma, PhD
College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Nichole Boutte-Heiniluoma is an Assistant Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She completed all of her schooling at Texas A&M University where she earned a PhD in Sociology, a Master of International Affairs with a concentration in National Security, and Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. She also holds a certification in Women’s Studies. Dr. Boutte-Heiniluoma comes from a long line of educators. She credits the professors she had during her graduate career for encouraging her to think outside of the box and reach beyond what she thought were her own limitations. She now practices this type of supportive guidance as an instructor herself and believes that every student has the potential to be great. She says, “My favorite thing about teaching is opening up new avenues of knowledge and ideas to students. Ashford provides students with the opportunity to succeed because it is a university that puts student success first.” Dr. Boutte-Heiniluoma lives in Texas with her husband, their two precious children, and their two crazy Shih Tzus. When she is not teaching, she loves reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.