William G. Nickels

Professor Emeritus

3352 Van Munching Hall
(301) 405-2203
Ph.D., Ohio State University

Professor Nickels is an award-winning teacher, successful textbook author, and highly respected motivational speaker. He has been named Outstanding Teacher at the University of Maryland four times, most recently in 1999. In 1996, he received the Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence from the Smith School. Professor Nickels is author of Understanding Business, which is the leading textbook used in teaching introduction to business classes in both the U.S. and Canada. The book has also been translated into Chinese and Spanish. (follow link for his other publications) Professor Nickels is highly sought after as a motivational speaker. He has worked with managers at leading corporations, such as AT&T and NCR, as well as numerous government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Commerce, and the Department of Health and Human Services.