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Nicole Ralston

School of Education, Assistant Professor

Externally Funded Research Awards

Nicole Ralston



Franz Hall 427

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Background Narrative

Nicole Ralston is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design from the University of Washington in 2013. Dr. Ralston joined the University of Portland in 2014. She has experience teaching and instructional coaching in diverse schools; teaching courses at the University of Washington; and coordinating, managing, and collecting data for large research grants. At the University of Portland, Dr. Ralston teaches educational research and assessment courses, conducts research in the areas of diagnostic assessment, algebraic thinking skills, and teacher coaching models, and co-directs the Multnomah County Partnership for Education Research.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Master of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Linfield College, McMinnville


  • Clark County School District Celebrating Excellence & Best Practices, 2007.
  • ETS Recognition of Excellence Award, 2006.