Nick Wignall, B.A. English, 2007
Nick Wignall graduated with a UD English degree in 2007, and after teaching middle
school for a couple of years, decided to pursue graduate training in psychology.
He received his MA in Social Sciences from The University of Chicago and his PhD in
Clinical Psychology from UT Southwestern.
Currently a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy for
anxiety, Nick works as a post-doctoral fellow at The Cognitive Behavioral Institute
of Albuquerque where he does individual psychotherapy with teens, young adults, and
"It turns out all that stuff about the virtues of a liberal education are pretty true:
once you get past the initial hump of learning a new field’s vocabulary, the rest
is well-traveled terrain—close reading, asking good questions, writing concisely.
After finishing up my masters, I was sure that this psychology thing was it, so I
applied to PhD programs and was accepted at UT Southwestern.”