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Hicks co-edits ‘Black Administrators in Higher Education’
Terence Hicks

JOHNSON CITY – Dr. Terence Hicks, a faculty member in East Tennessee State University’s Clemmer College, is the co-editor of a new book, Black Administrators in Higher Education: Autoethnographic Explorations and Personal Narratives.

Hicks co-edited the book with Lemuel Watson, dean of the School of Education at Indiana University.  Watson recently served as executive director of the Center for Innovation in Higher Education at the University of South Carolina.

Black Administrators in Higher Education provides cutting-edge research findings on a variety of topics related to black administrators working in higher education.  According to Hicks, each chapter of the book is grounded in theory and include implications and recommendations for practice and research for new and seasoned higher education administrators.

Hicks, who teaches in ETSU’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, has published seven books as well as over 80-combined publications and presentations.  He is a noteworthy scholar who has conducted research analysis on administrators in higher education, college student spirituality, 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.

Abul Pitre from Fayetteville State University writes, “In the 21st century, we need more research around the experiences of black administrators and the impact of their knowledge in diverse higher education settings. Terence Hicks and Lemuel Watson’s book fills this research void by providing narratives from the voices of black administrators and students who toil the higher education terrain."

The book is published by Hamilton Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

Media Contact: Joe Smith

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