Associate Professor Emeritus, Family Science
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1142 School of Pubic Health

Office Hours: 

Contact via email to set up a time unless otherwise listed in Course Syllabus.

Education and Training

Ed.D., Counseling Psychology and Higher Education, The American University, 1974 J.D., Howard University, 1970

Honors and Awards
  • Recipient of 2003 Kirwan Undergraduate Education Award and 2003 University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
  • Published articles in such journals as American Journal of Family Law, Family Relations, American Bar Association Children's Legal Rights Journal, and National Organization on Legal Problems in Education.
  • Published chapters in edited volumes such as Contemporary Families and Alternative Lifestyles: Handbook on Research and Theory, and Wiley Family Law Update 1997, 2003.
  • Author of funded grants totaling $350,000 for Provident Hospital/Baltimore Urban League to improve cultural awareness among child protection personnel in the field of child abuse/neglect.
  • Director and Coach of five University of Maryland National Mock Trial Teams; coached teams to 5 national championships (2000, 1998, 1996, 1993, 1992) and 11 eastern regional championships.
  • Honors include appointment by President of the United States as an educational consultant and advisor to the President, US Congress, and the Secretary of Education on policies involving extension and continuing education programs in post-secondary education (1978-81).
  • Certified as a Family and Civil Mediator.
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who Among Black Americans. 
Publications: 

Bishop, E. P., & Myricks, N. (2004). Sex reassignment surgery: When is a "he" a "she" for the purpose of marriage in the United States? American Journal of Family Law, 18, 30-35.

Myricks, N. (2003). Freedom of movement: The custodial parent's right to relocate with child. Family Law Update.

Myricks, N. (2003). DNA testing and child support: Can the truth really set you free? Family Law Journal.

Myricks, N. (1997). Same-sex marriage: An idea whose time has come? In Wiley Family Law Update 1997 (pp. 65-81). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Rubin, R. H., & Myricks, N. (1995). Legalizing gay and lesbian marriages: Trends and policy implications. American Journal of Family Law, 9(1), 35-44.

Myricks, N., & Ferrulo, D. (1986). Race and child custody disputes. Family Relations, 35(2), 325-328.