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About Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Dr. Terence Hicks has served as a Dean for the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University and Dean for the Whitlowe R. Green College of Education at Prairie View A&M University, Texas (Texas A&M University System). Most recently, he has served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and as a Research Fellow for the National Institutes of Health, National Center of Minority Health and Health Disparities. Currently, Dr. Hicks is serving as a tenured full professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Hicks is an accomplished author/editor, an award-winning university Dean, an award-winning author and an experienced social scientist/statistician who has over 20 years of service as a research professor. He is a noteworthy scholar who has conducted important research analysis on college student self-efficacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) research, college retention, high school to college transition, spirituality among college students, psychological well-being of first-generation college students and administrators in higher education. Additionally, he has been interviewed and cited in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, USA Today, Research Alert National Yearbook, Detroit News, Fayetteville Observer, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Johnson City Press and many university websites, peer-reviewed journals and books.
Dr. Hicks has published (10) ten books on the college student population and over 100 combined research publications and/or presentations. His published work and books has been adopted and used in the classroom at both the high school and university levels. Dr. Hicks holds a bachelor and master degree from Virginia State University, a doctorate in Education degree from Wilmington University, Delaware and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. Also, he is the President of Hicks Research Consulting, LLC, a comprehensive consulting company that provide research evaluation/assessment for universities, school districts, community colleges and community agencies 


July 2015 - Present Professor, Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University, East Tennessee State University Clemmer College of Education and Human Development
Present Professor, East Tennessee State University Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Clemmer College of Education and Human Development

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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Robert B. Howsan Award
  • To date, over $44,000 in book sells and over 1,200 books sold
  • cited in USA Today
  • cited in Detroit News
  • cited in Research Alert Yearbook
  • Advisory Editor for the Negro Educational Review Journal
  • Past Review Board member American Journal of Health Behavior
  • Guest Reviewer for the Journal of Negro Education
  • Obtained Full Professor status in three University Systems (University of North Carolina System, Texas A&M University System and the Tennessee Board of Regents


  • Educational Statistics
  • Quantiative Research Methods

Contact Information

PO Box 70550
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: Warf-Pickel Hall Room 524
Phone: 423-439-7566


Books (9)

Terence Hicks named to Southern Regional Education Board fellowship (1)

Articles (22)