JOHNSON CITY – (Feb. 28, 2017) Dr. Terence Hicks, a faculty member at East Tennessee State University, has been named a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hicks joined ETSU in 2015 and is currently a faculty member in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis.
“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to work with staff members at the Southern Regional Education Board,” Hicks said. “Over the last 10 years, I have served in an administrative capacity and had little time to focus on research and policy issues that impact higher education across the 16-state southern region. I welcome the opportunity to learn more about the organization and to work with them on issues across the education spectrum, K-12 through postsecondary education.”
SREB works with states to improve public education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. A non-profit, non-partisan organization, SREB was created in 1948 by governors and legislators who recognized the link between education and economic vitality.
SREB serves a wide range of education policy leaders, including governors, state legislators, executive and legislative staff, and K-12 and post-secondary agency officials.
Hicks has published six books and has two additional books forthcoming as well as over 80-combined publications and presentations. He is a noteworthy scholar who has conducted research analysis on self-efficacy, STEM, college retention, transition from high school to college, and the psychological well-being of first-generation college students.
Hicks has been interviewed and cited in USA Today, Research Alert National Yearbook, Detroit News, KTKA Channel 19 (ABC), Fayetteville Observer and many university websites.
He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Virginia State University, a doctorate in education from Wilmington University (Delaware) and a Ph.D. degree from North Carolina State University.
“We congratulate Dr. Hicks on being selected for this honor and this opportunity to advance the research mission of the Clemmer College of Education,” said Dr. Richard Rhoda, interim dean of the Clemmer College at ETSU.
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