Dr. Nickerson started teaching English at Gallaudet University in 1983. Since that time, she has taught many courses including reading, composition, introduction to literature, literature and film, and media studies. Dr. Nickerson has served on numerous departmental committees. She has also served on many university faculty committees including the university Senate, faculty development, and quality in educational programs.
Dr. Nickerson has written articles for English Journal, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, and other journals. Her most recent article entitled Film and Society: From Citizen Kane to Erin Brockovich is in Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms, a National Council of Teachers of English publication.