William Nichols is a retired college professor who works with Ohio Prisoner Advocacy.
William Nichols taught for more than thirty years at Denison University in Ohio. After retiring, he taught writing part-time for six years at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where he lives now. In Ohio, he served on the Ohio Criminal Justice Committee for the American Friends Service Committee. He has visited prisons in several states. He has written about isolation as torture in the Friends Journal, and published essays in American Scholar, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, and Orion.