Nicole Cuadro

Nicole Cuadro

Adjunct Instructor

Administrative Director


Nicole Cuadro is an adjunct professor within the learning and instruction department in the School of Education. She is currently completing her doctoral research in the organization and leadership department, with an emphasis on digital accessibility within higher education. Nicole has over ten years of experience in the education technology field, as a school technology director, a technology teacher, and a professional development developer and presenter. She is currently the director of graduate admissions for the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Her research and instruction focuses include digital accessibility, digital ethics, multimedia learning, technology professional development for educators, accessible pedagogy, universal design for learning, and distance learning.


  • Instructional Design
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Classroom Technology

Research Areas

  • Digital Accessibility
  • Digital Citizenship/Ethics
  • Distance Learning
  • Instructional Design


  • Co-Chair, Digital Teaching and Learning Committee, SONHP, University of San Francisco
  • Member, Presidents Advisory Committee on The Status of Women, University of San Francisco
  • Member, Universal Access Working Group, University of San Francisco


  • University of San Francisco, MA in Digital Media and Learning, 2009
  • Saint Mary's College of California, BA in Liberal Arts, 2007

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, CAS & SOE, University of San Francisco
  • Director of Graduate Admissions, School of Nursing and Health professions, University of San Francisco
  • Program Administrator, Course Development and Instructional Design, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco
  • Director of Technology & Math, Science, Technology Teacher, Our Lady of Angels School (K-8), Archdiocese of San Francisco

Awards & Distinctions

  • Fr. William J. Dunne, Individual Merit Award, University of San Francisco, 2019

Selected Publications

  • Oh, K., Nussli, N., Kaye, M., & Cuadro, N. M. (2021). Facilitation strategies to moderate synchronous virtual discussion groups in teacher training. In Choi, D. H., Dailey-Hebert, A., & Estes, J. S. (Eds.), Current and Prospective Applications of Virtual Reality in Higher Education (pp. 96-117). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

  • Bleasdale, J. E., Sullivan, J. A., & Scibilia, D. P. (2020). Social conscience and responsibility: Teaching the common good in secondary education. Lanham, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Nussli, N., Oh, K. Cuadro, N., & Kaye, M. (2019). An investigation into the effect of communication modality on learner satisfaction and mental effort expended during a lecture and discussion event in Second life - a 3D virtual world. In Yang, K. (Ed.), Cases on Immersive Virtual Reality Techniques (pp. 89-123). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.