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Keith Nikolaus 

College of Education, Graduate EDD

Adjunct Faculty


Living most of his life in Middle Tennessee, Keith Nikolaus is an alumnus of David Lipscomb Campus School (1971) and David Lipscomb College (1975). He earned both his M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision (1977) and his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (1985) from Tennessee State University. At the K-12 level, he has served as a 6th grade teacher at Ezell-Harding Christian School (7 years), a study skills instructor for Learning Skills Associates (2 years), Curriculum Director for David Lipscomb Campus School (2 years), and Lipscomb University Vice President and Director of the Campus School (11 years). He was an Assistant/Associate Professor of Education at David Lipscomb University from 1982 to 1988. He returned to the University in 2008 from the Campus School to serve as a Professor in the College of Education where he has taught in the undergraduate, masters, and Ed.S. programs. His primary teaching load currently is in the Ed.D. program. Keith spent four summers in Italy doing mission work with the Project Italy program. He was a pulpit minister for Fairview Church of Christ (7 years) and Natchez Trace Church of Christ (6 years). He also has served as a Board Member of the National Christian Schools Association (6 years). He and his wife, Sharon, have two adult children and six grandchildren.

Keith and Sharon are members of the Family of God at Woodmont Hills. Keith enjoys time with his wife and family, reading, traveling, experimenting with new technology, fitness activities, and outdoor recreation of all types with a special interest in gardening.

Academic Degrees

B.A. in Elementary Education, David Lipscomb College (1975)

M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, Tennessee State University (1977)

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (1985)

Academic Department

College of Education