The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Steve A. Nida, Ph.D.

Dr. Nida is Professor of Psychology and head of the department.  He has also served (2009-2012) as Associate Provost and Dean of The Citadel Graduate College.  Dr. Nida is a social psychologist whose specialties are in the areas of social influence and group processes.  For more than a decade, his research focus has been ostracism and social exclusion, and he is the co-editor (with his longtime collaborator at Purdue University, Kip Williams) of the 2017 Psychology Press book, Ostracism, Exclusion, and Rejection.  He also maintains an active interest in the social psychological aspects of sport psychology.  Dr. Nida teaches our graduate and undergraduate courses in social psychology, and he frequently teaches our undergraduate introductory psychology class.  Outside of his professional life, Dr. Nida is an avid sports fan, a runner who has completed 15 marathons, and a very mediocre guitar player.

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Contact Information:
Telephone: (843) 953-6702
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Fax: (843) 953-6797

Office Hours: MW, 1-3 pm

Degrees: B.A., Psychology (King College); M.A., General-Experimental Psychology (Wake Forest University); Ph.D., Social Psychology (Ohio State University)
Vita: Dr. Nida's vita


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