About James Wicks
Dr. James A. Wicks has taught residential and online courses in the area of curriculum and instruction and educational philosophy for the School of Education at Liberty University and Liberty University Online. He has earned an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis on History from Pensacola Christian College. He holds a Virginia postgraduate professional teaching license for Secondary Social Studies, ACSI lifetime professional certification for Bible and History and for all levels as a principal, and FACCS professional certification for all levels for history and as an administrator. He has taught in higher education for thirteen years.
Before coming to Liberty, James had a variety of teaching experiences. At Pensacola Christian College, he taught seminary, graduate, and undergraduate courses for the Education Department as well as undergraduate history and government courses for the Department of Arts and Sciences. James designed and taught a New Testament survey course for Northwest Baptist Seminary’s Bible Institute. He designed and taught a course on the Gospel of Matthew for Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Bangalore, India. In Ghana, West Africa, James co-taught courses on Baptist history and Christian ethics for Calvary Baptist Bible Institute and Seminary. Before teaching adult and higher education, James taught at the secondary level in the content areas of social science and Bible in a Christian school. Prior to entering the regular classroom, James was a sergeant in the United States Army where he served during the Cold War and First Gulf War.
James’ scholarly interests are divided between the realm of education and the social studies. In the area of education, his interests include: technology and teaching, best practices in literacy, current issues in education, educational philosophy, and history education. In the area of social studies, James’ interests include: history since 1900, the Protestant Reformation, Nineteenth Century Europe, Medieval and Renaissance history, American history, American government and the U. S. Constitution, free market capitalism and economics, world geography, and Biblical Christianity.