Mary Nichols retired in 2014 from Middle Tennessee University after 30 years of teaching video production. She is currently continuing her work in video engineering with the MTSU HD production truck and with Ocean Exploration Trust.
Mary Nichols completed her MS in Mass Communication in 1983 and Ph.D in Mass Communication Research in 1994 and taught video production at the college level for over 30 years. She has worked with Dr. Ballard on various projects since 1998.
"Since I retired from Middle Tennessee State University I've been doing a lot of traveling and look forward to another great series of expeditions with the EV Nautilus in 2015. It's exciting to see what's under the earth's oceans!"