Eric Hickey

Senior Core Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Forensic Psychology

Dr. Eric Hickey is a senior core faculty member in Walden University’s Forensic Psychology doctoral program. His primary duties include serving on many dissertation committees, mentoring doctoral students, attending residencies, conducting forensic psychology Intensives, participating in webinars, and serving as an SME in program development.

He consults with private agencies and testifies as an expert witness in both criminal and civil cases involving sex crimes against children and adults, criminal paraphilia, stalking, homicide, domestic violence, offender psychology, victim-offender relationships, and serial crimes. Dr. Hickey assists local, state, and federal law enforcement in training and investigations as well as assisting in the review of cold case files.

His expertise is chronicled in over 50 television documentaries including appearances on History Channel, NPR, 20/20, A&E Bio, Oxygen, Reelz, GMA, CBC, TruTV, Discovery, TLC, Fox, Buzz Feed, and CNN. An international survey identified Dr. Hickey as one of the top 15 active forensic experts in the world.


PhD, Brigham Young University

MA, University of Alberta

BS, Brigham Young University