Dr. Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs

Associate Faculty and Digital Professor of Political Science

A native of Iowa, Ms. Boujaber-Diederichs has worked as an educator, activist, researcher, and nonprofit,  university, and secondary school administrator. She has been an Associate Faculty member and Digital Professor at Valencia College for over seventeen years. Her interests are in social justice, grassroots women's leadership and empowerment, international and experiential education, community development, poverty eradication, transnational collaboration, policy advocacy, social movements, and gender/women’s issues in the U.S. and particularly in the Global South.

She has worked, studied, and lived in Mexico, Europe, Northern and Southern Africa, Central Asia, New York City, and Washington D.C. She was a Fulbright scholar in Namibia during 1990-91, that country’s first year of independence. She has an Education Doctorate in Leadership and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education, a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Bachelor's degree in International Studies from The School for International Training. She qualified for a Master's degree in Public and Urban Policy from The New School for Social Research during her doctoral study.

In addition to her teaching experience at the university, high school level, and language centers, she has worked for a nonprofit social investment fund for South Africa, a community development research center, and a coalition of women’s organizations advocating for sustainable development and global grassroots participation. Before moving to Florida, she lived in New York City for over ten years.


Students may e-mail me at any time. I am online several times a day.