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Nicole Philipkosky

Adjunct Faculty

Interest and areas of expertise

Nicole Philipkosky's research interests stem from her experience as an ESL educator, specifically, immigrant and/or refugee student’s perceptions of success in US public school systems when compared to native English speaking student ideals of success.

  • ELD student and educators
  • Immigrant and refugee success in US school systems
  • Perceptions of success among ESL learners

Currently Pursuing Ed.D. at Temple University

M. Ed, Education, Pennsylvania State University, Middletown

BS, Elementary Education, minor in Speech, Kutztown University

Classes I teach

EDUC 309: TESOL Methods and Assessment
EDUC 401: TESOL/ESL Seminar
EDUC 402: TESOL/ESL Internship


I am thrilled to join the education department at Messiah University! Born and raised in the area, I am familiar with Messiah, seen it’s growth, and all it has to offer. Prior to teaching at MU, I worked for 15 years with English language learners in Kindergarten through adulthood in a spectrum of settings and content areas. In addition to teaching, I am a proud wife and mom to 3 fantastic children. We love reading and swimming together as a family.