An Educational Journey to Deanship: A Memoir explores and highlights achievements and stories of success throughout the author's academic and administrative experiences. Specifically, this book includes photographs and personal narratives from early educational experiences to deanship. The information presented in this memoir will serve to provide role modeling, lessons of success, mentorship, and hope for other persons who aspire to become an academic dean.
Terence Hicks is the former dean of the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Hicks is an accomplished author/editor, an award-winning university dean and social scientist in the field of education who has published 10 books on the college student population and over 100 combined research publications and/or presentations.
List of Figures
Foreword, Lacy Ward Jr.
Chapter 1: Elementary and Middle School
Chapter 2: High School
Chapter 3: Undergraduate and Graduate School
Chapter 4: Professional Work Experiences
Chapter 5: Academic Dean Experiences
Chapter 6: Post-Administration
Chapter 7: Distinguished Visiting Professor (Appointment)
Chapter 8: Reflections
About the Author
Attempting a memoir at any stage or age in one’s life is a mountain of a project. With its myriad of experiences, Dr. Terence Hicks’ life takes one of a journey that is both enlightening and inspiring. From Prince Edward County, Virginia to a global world, Dr. Hicks shares his experiences for others to learn and be comforted as students, faculty, and leaders. His vulnerability and honesty are refreshing to read.
As each chapter unfolds, one anticipates the next example of the challenges and successes that have caused this outstanding person to keep true to his life purpose. Dr. Hicks’ purpose is clearly to shed light on the disparities and inequities of African Americans in education and the greater community. Given the context of the events happening in the United States and the world, His memoir reminds us that we all have a charge to keep and are responsible to exhaust, the gifts we were given to make the world a better place than how we have found it.