G. Regina Nixon

Instructor Emerita, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

headshot of Regina Nixon


G. Regina Nixon is an instructor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. She received the B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and the Ph.D. in Sociology from Howard University. Dr. Nixon joined the MSASS faculty in 1988 and taught research, theory, and macro skills courses. She has been an active member of the Committee on Students, Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Senate. Dr. Nixon is also former Co-Director of the Center on Poverty and Social Change. She has been the Director of Project Go since 2000.

Dr. Nixon has extensive experience in the design and management of community based evaluation projects. These projects have ranged from single site to multiple site designs. They have been funded by a variety of sources including federal agencies, local and national foundations, and social service organizations. Several issues have framed her research agenda:

  • Neighborhood leadership development
  • Building community and institutional capacity
  • Strengthening low income families
  • Diversity


Why I Chose This Profession: Although my background is in Sociology, I desired to be in a practice, educational environment where I could teach, conduct research, and share my expertise in the classroom and in the community.

Courses Taught

SRCH 426. Introduction to Social Research

SSBT 540. Theories of Groups, Organizations, Communities, and Social Class

SSBT 584. Diversity, Discrimination, and Oppression

SASS 426. Research Methods

SASS 523. Needs Assessment and Program Evaluation

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Design and management of community-based evaluation projects
  • Neighborhood leadership development
  • Building community capacity
  • Diversity


Doctor of Philosophy 
Howard University

Master of Arts
Howard University

Bachelor of Arts
Case Western Reserve University

Additional Information


  • Community Practice for Social Change
  • Undergraduate Minor in Social Work