About Nichola

Nichola Gutgold is a professor of communication arts and sciences and an award winning author of eight books. She has been quoted in the NY Times, US News and World Report, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and San Francisco Chronicle for her research on women and the United States presidency. A sought after speaker, some of her  books include: The Rhetoric of Supreme Court Women: From Obstacles to Options and Gender and The American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced. Dr. Gutgold earned her Ph.D. in speech communication from Penn State, her M.A. in speech communication from Bloomsburg University, and graduated at age 20 from King's College where she earned a double major in mass communications and English.

She encourages everyone to "Speak up and speak well!” and does so herself whenever she can.

Contact her for your next speaking engagement.

Book in Progress:  working title:  Electing Madam President  (due Spring 2017)

Recent speaking events and topics include:

  • Decatur House, Washington, D.C. - when will the US have a woman president
  • National Press Club in Washington, D.C. - women and the US Presidency
  • Women in the Academy Conference at Baylor University – work/life issues; taking your career and life to the next level
  • Commission for Women keynote – gender issues in higher education

Nichola's Blog

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Let’s Remember The Positive, Historic Moment

Recently, Frank Bruni of The New York Times noted that Hillary Clinton is “preternaturally determined, resourceful...

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Talk To Me

Hillary Clinton delivered her concession speech after losing the 2016 New Hampshire primary last night with her family by her side.  Commentators quickly...

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We Can Make America Great Again By Insisting...

The Reagan Library, the scene of tonight’s Republican debate, is one of my favorite Spring Break memories.  A few years back...

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