Nicol Nixon Augusté

General education professor


  • B.A. Liberal Arts, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, 1993
  • M.A. English, Western Carolina University, 1999
  • Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina Greensboro, 2006


Service to the fields of Native American Studies, Women's Studies, and Composition/Rhetoric Studies

Awards, recognitions and honors

Recipient, University of South Carolina Research and Productive Scholarship Grant; Recipient, University of North Carolina Campus Scholarship for a Native American; Who's Who among America's Teachers; Minority Presence Grant for a Native American


Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures, Caucus for American Indian Scholars and Scholarships, Conference on Christianity and Literature, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English

Publications and Presentations


  • "A Lifetime of Devotion: The T.J. Blumer Collection on the Catawba Nation, 1756-Present." Solicited article. Vol. 3 Native South, 2010.
  • "By Her Hands: Catawba Women and Survival, Civil War through Reconstruction." Vol. 2. Native South, 2009.
  • "A Teaching Tip: Put the Chairs in a Circle to Improve Learning" English Dept. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 1998.


  • "La Danse: Une Aventure Romanesque" The Parchment Lexington, NC 2003.
  • "Sitting in Kloove's Coffee House on a Tuesday Eve" The Parchment Lexington, NC 2002.
  • "What Do You See?" The Parchment Lexington, NC 2001.
  • "Hawg Heaven" The Nomad, Cullowhee, NC 1998.


  • Edited Course Text: World Mythology. Savannah, GA: LAD, 2010.
  • Edited Course Text: Mythology: Selections from Bulfinch's Mythology and Chretien de Troyes' Arthurian Romances. Lexington, NC: DCCC, 2003.

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

  • "Tsa la gi: Selected Readings." Fourth Annual Writer's Assembly. Savannah College of Art and Design. April, 2011. Savannah, GA
  • "Creative Community: Rhetoric and Writing at the Art and Design University." 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Atlanta, GA. April, 2011.
  • "Teaching/Writing/Researching: The Trinity of Student Success." Georgia Southern Student Success in Writing Conference. Savannah, GA. 4 Feb, 2011.
  • "Other As Self: Selected Readings" Third Annual Writer's Assembly. Savannah College of Art and Design. April, 2010. Savannah, GA.
  • "People Learning People: A Place for Archival Work in the English Classroom." NCTE 2009 WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute. Learning in the Company of Others: Reading Writing and Inquiring in the 21st Century. July 2009. Columbia, South Carolina.
  • "Telling Turtle: Catawba Indian Storytelling." Honoring the Animal. 20 June, 2009. Lancaster, SC.
  • "Potters of Perseverance: Catawba Indian Women and the Conquering of Extinction." Fifth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference. April 2009. Pembroke, NC.
  • "Cherokee Women: Enduring Colonization and the Trail of Tears." Invited Talk. Daughters of the American Revolution. Annual Meeting. Colonel Arthur Lee Forbis Chapter. November, 2008. Greensboro, NC.
  • "Classroom without Walls: Community, Oral History, and Wisdom as Curriculum." Plenary Session. The Native American Literature Symposium. March 2008 Minneapolis, MN.
  • "Missionary Discourse: Rhetoric, Alternative History, and the Trail of Tears." Invited Talk. Southeastern University. March 2008. Lakeland, FL.
  • "Rhetoric and Revisionism: The Debunking of Indian History." Yap Ye Iswa, "Day of the Catawba" Festival. 3 November, 2007. Lancaster, SC.
  • "The Rhetoric of Witness: Personal Accounts from the Trail of Tears." The Native American Literature Symposium. March 2007. Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • "Using Service Learning to Incorporate Interpersonal Skills." The 21st Century Employability Skills Conference. January 2003. Lexington, NC.
  • "Green Feet in Red Clay." Poetry Reading. John C. Campbell Folk School Literary Festival. Spring 2000. Brasstown, NC.


  • "Saint Francis." Solicited Painting. 2011. Presented to Franciscan Spiritual Retreat Center. Winchester, VA.
  • "Fish Lips Series." Selected Paintings. Starbucks Coffee. 24 September - 25 October, 2010. 2100 E. Victory Dr. Savannah, GA.
  • Selected Paintings. December, 2009. Lancaster Folk Art Festival. Lancaster, SC.
  • Folk Art Exhibit. 1 July - 31 July, 2009. Lancaster County Arts Council. Lancaster, SC.
  • Selected Paintings. December 2008. Lancaster Folk Art Festival. Lancaster, SC.