Oxford College's Unique Place in Emory and Metro Atlanta
Mar 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Douglas Hicks, Dean, Oxford College Campus, Emory
Oxford College's Unique Place in Emory and Metro Atlanta

Douglas A. Hicks is dean of Oxford College of Emory University and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Religion.  As dean, Hicks serves as the chief officer of Oxford College, one of the nine academic units of Emory University.  He also holds an appointment as an affiliate professor in the Candler School of Theology at Emory.

Hicks joined Oxford College from Colgate University, where he served as provost and dean of the faculty. From 1998 to 2012 he was professor of leadership studies and religion at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the founding director of the university’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.  He is the author of four books and editor of five additional volumes on religion, ethics, and leadership.  He received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), the commonwealth’s highest recognition for professors.

He received an AB degree magna cum laude with honors in economics from Davidson College, an MDiv summa cum laude from Duke University, and MA and PhD degrees in religion from Harvard University.

Hicks serves on the Board of Directors of the Arts Association in Newton County and the Board of Directors of the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Agnes Scott College.