Garrett Avila-Nichols

Professor Garrett Avila-Nichols is a humanities and social sciences professor at Bridgewater State University. Nichols, a published author who holds a PhD in English, grabbed the public's attention with his numerous explicit Facebook posts. He accused Trump supporters and voters alike of being the reason many students fear for their lives stating that anyone who voted for him are a part of the KKK and "belong in their parades". Nichols initially received no punishment from the administration but after public outrage Bridgewater State University announced that the professor will be placed on paid leave for "personal safety reasons."