Nicholas grew up in Tampa, Florida and received his BA in German studies and MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Due to his love of languages, as an undergraduate student at USF, he has taken courses in a number of languages including intermediate Japanese and intermediate French.
Before joining the German Department at the University of Arizona, he taught undergraduate courses in German, linguistics, and English as a Second Language for the University of South Florida. During graduate work at USF, he acted as a Graduate Program Assistant for the USF in Düsseldorf study abroad program in 2015 as well as a faculty member to travel to Japan through the Kakehashi Project in the summer of 2014 sponsored by the Japanese government.
Currently, though other research areas are sure to come, he is interested in a number of fields in Germanistik including: medieval studies, literary theory, contemporary literature dealing with the ‘Opfer-Debatte’, and linguistics; both applied and theoretical.