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Greg Hickman

Senior Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Human Services

Degree ProgramPh.D. Human and Social Services

I joined Walden University School of Human Services team in the Summer of 2010 as a faculty member.

I moved to Arizona in 2004 to become the Director, Arizona Dropout Initiative. My research has primarily focused on adolescent problem behaviors. More specifically, how does parenting impact such adolescent behavior? In addition, my research has been centered on programmatic evaluation. I have had the pleasure of evaluating adolescent programs

for Procter & Gamble, Maricopa Community Colleges, City of Avondale, Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation Court, and Fayette County Housing Authority to name a few. Currently, my research has explored the differential developmental pathways of high school dropouts and graduates. This study has lead to the writing of a book entitled, “Do Children Drop Out of School in Kindergarten?” I enjoy watching my two young boys play hockey, watching college

football, off roading, working out, writing children’s sports books, grilling, and hanging out with my two boys and my three labs named Earle, Ryder, and Buckeye (named after Ohio State football

coaches and mascot).

Courses Taught

HUMN 8550 - Writing a Prospecuts

HUMN 8100 - Introduction To Research Methods

RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Research

RSCH 8250 - Advanced Quantitative Research

RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Research

RSCH 8450 - Mixed Methods Research

Education

PhD, The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH United States

MS, The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH United States

BA, The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH United States

Public Service

ACT, Inc., Board Member

Communities In Schools, Board Member

Cactus Shadows High School Football, Volunteer - Cave Creek, AZ United States

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2018

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2017

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2016

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2012

Professor of the Year Finalist Award, John W. Teets - Arizona State University, 2006

Best Presentation Award, Annual Council on Family Relations National Conference, 2002

Best Presentation Award, Annual Council on Family Relations National Conference, 2002

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002

Publications

Hickman, G. P., Heinrich, R. S., Sabia, M., Nelson, L., Travis, F., Veri, T. (2017). Predicting High School Freshmen Dropout Through Attentional Biases and Initial Grade Point Average Journal of At-Risk Issues

Hickman, G. P., Garvey, I. (2006). Academic and school behavior variables as predictors of program completion among at-risk inner-city children and youth in a youth-based mentoring program Journal of At-Risk Issues

Hickman, G. P., Wright, D. (2011). Academic and school behavioral variables as predictors of high school graduation among at-risk adolescents enrolled in a youth-based mentoring program. Journal of At-Risk Issues

Hickman, G. P., Bartholomew, M., Mathwig, J., Heinrich, R. S. (2008). Differential Developmental Pathways of High School Dropouts and Graduates The Journal of Educational Research

Hickman, G. P., Heinrich, R. S. (2011). Do Children Drop Out of School in Kindergarten?

Hickman, G. P., Andrews, D. (1998). Family involvement in juvenile diversion and the prevention of problem behaviors Family Science Review

Hickman, G. P., Andrews, D. (2003). Influence of humor and family on the initial adjustment of male and female college freshmen. Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Hickman, G. P., Bartholomae, S., McKenry, P. (2000). Influence of parenting styles on the adjustment and academic achievement of traditional college freshmen Journal of College Student Development

Hickman, G. P., Sabia, M., Barkley, W. (2017). Predicting Delinquency through Psychosocial and Environmental Variables among Immigrant and Native-Born Adolescents SSRN

Hickman, G. P., Toews, M., Andrews, D. (2001). The differential influence of authoritative parenting on the initial adjustment of male and female traditional college freshmen Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Hickman, G. P. (2003). The effects of extreme religiosity on academic achievement and indices of college adjustment among college students enrolled at a southwestern Evangelical Christian university Family Focus

Hickman, G. P., Starr, M. (2001). The influence of family on the development of humorous coping skills of college freshmen National Council of Family Relations Report

Hickman, G. P., White, T. (2015). The Perceptions of African American Clergy Regarding Beliefs and Stigmas of the African American Community Seeking Mental Health Services Journal of Human Services

Hickman, G. P., Crossland, G. (2005). The predictive nature of humor, authoritative parenting style, and academic achievement on the initial personal-emotional, social, academic, and commitment to college adjustments among male and female college freshmen Journal of College Student Retention

Hickman, G. P., Burgoyne, J., Cole, J. (2003). The relationship between humorous coping skills and the initial personal-emotional adjustment of college freshmen in a small southwestern evangelical Christian university Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Presentations

Hickman, G. P. (2011). Achieving a college education: A study of ACE programs designed to improve high school retention/graduation rates and college enrollment rates for at-risk high school students Association for Institutional Research

Hickman, G. P. (2007). Differential developmental trajectory of high school graduates and dropouts. National Dropout Prevention Center

Hickman, G. P. (2008). Differential developmental pathways of high school graduates and dropouts The City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office

Hickman, G. P. (2008). Findings of the 2nd Annual Arizona High School Town Hall Office of The Governor State of Arizona

Hickman, G. P. (2004). Improving Arizona’s high school graduation rate: What does it take? Office of The Governor State of Arizona

Hickman, G. P. (2009). The high school dropout phenomena: What do we really know? University of Florida

Hickman, G. P. (2016). The impact of plagiarism training on student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness Walden University

Hickman, G. P. (2006). The Rodel Community Scholars University of Colorado

Hickman, G. P. (2012). The impact of eights vs. twelve week course delivery methods on student learning outcomes in distance education Sloan Consortium

Hickman, G. P. (2007). The Rodel Community Scholars The Ohio State University

Hickman, G. P., Barkley, W. (2013). Mentoring in online graduate education National Organization of Human Services

Hickman, G. P., Benoliel, B., Barkley, W. (2013). Inter-professional responses to elders National Organization of Human Services

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