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Gregory Hickman, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor

gregory.hickman@franklin.edu

Profile

I joined Franklin University as a Faculty Advisor, Dissertation Chair, and Instructor in 2021. Having lived in Columbus, Ohio for 16 years I have always been impressed with Franklin Univeristy and am blessed to now be a part of the university. 

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 led 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, skiing, writing children’s sports books, grilling, and hanging out with my two boys named Alex and Zach and my two Alaskan Malamutes named Juno and Bear.

Education

2000
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Doctor of Philosophy, Human Development and Family Science Major
1998
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Master of Science, Family Relations and Human Development Major
1996
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major

Work Experience

2022 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2017 - Present
National University, Adjunct Faculty, La Jolla, California
2015 - 2021
University of Liverpool, Honorary Lecturer, Liverpool
2012 - 2015
Northcentral University, Dissertation Faculty Chair, Scottsdale, Arizona
2010 - Present
Walden University, Senior Core Faculty/Research Coordinator, Baltimore, Maine
2010 - 2012
Northcentral University, Director, Office of Assessment Institutional Research, Scottsdale, Arizona
2006 - 2010
Arizona State University, Clinical Associate Professor, Glendale, Arizona
2005 - 2010
Arizona State University, Director, The Rodel Community Scholars, Glendale, Arizona
2004 - 2005
Center for the Future of Arizona, Director, Arizona Dropout Initiative, Phoenix, Arizona
2002 - 2004
The Pennsylvania State University - Fayette, Assistant Professor & Director Diagnostic Research, Uniontown, Pennsylvania

Publications & Presentations

Nwosu, K., Unachukwu, G., & Hickman, G. (2021). Cooperative and Teacher Directed Learning Classrooms: Places for the Development of Metacognitive Skills for Reading Proficiency.. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 19. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology.
Hickman, G., Camper, B., & Nwosu, K. (2020). The Predictive Nature of Mentoring Student Academic Progress, Mentor Educational Background, and Mentor Tenure among High School Dropouts Who Graduated from an Educational Management Organization.. Journal of At-Risk Issues, 23, pp. 15-24. Journal of At-Risk Issues,.
Camper, B., Hickman, G., & Jaeckle, T. (2019). A Case Study Analysis among Former Urban Gifted High School Dropouts.. Journal of At-Risk Issues, 22, pp. 23-30. Journal of At-Risk Issues.
Hickman, G., & Anderson, S. (2019). The Perceived Impact of Educational Management Organization Mentors Among Former High School Dropouts Who Graduated from High School.. Journal of At-Risk Issues, 22, pp. 1-8. Journal of At-Risk Issues.
Hickman, G., Heinrich, R., Sabia, M., Nelson, L., Travis, F., & Veri, T. (2018). Predicting High School Freshmen Dropout Through Attentional Biases and Initial Grade Point Average.. The Journal of At-Risk Issues, 20, pp. 45-54. The Journal of At-Risk Issues.
Hickman, G. (2017). Predicting Delinquency through Psychosocial and Environmental Variables among Immigrant and Native-Born Adolescents. SSRN. SSRN. https://ssrn.com/abstract=2994920
White, T., & Hickman, G. (2015). The Perceptions of African American Clergy Regarding Beliefs and Stigmas of the African American Community Seeking Mental Health Services.. Journal of Human Services, pp. 61-64. Journal of Human Services.
Hickman, G., & Sloan, M. (2015). Differentiating Factors between Foster Youth and Non- Foster Youth in the Juvenile-Justice System.. Journal of Human Services, pp. 53-56. Journal of Human Services.
Sabia, M., Hickman, G., & Barkley, W. (2014). Delinquency Intervention Development: The Importance of Considering Immigrant Youths’ Adaptive Challenges. Journal of Human Services, 34, pp. 169-173. Journal of Human Services.
Vincenzes, K., Heinrich, L., & Hickman, G. (2014). The Implications of Attachment Theory for Military Wives: Effects During a Post- Deployment Period.. The Professional Counselor, 4, pp. 30-36. The Professional Counselor.
Hickman, G., & 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, 16, pp. 27-33. Journal of At-Risk Issues.
Hickman, G., Bartholomew, M., & Mathwig, J. (2008). Differential developmental pathways of high school dropouts and graduates.. The Journal of Educational Research, 102, pp. 3-14. The Journal of Educational Research.
Hickman, G. (2008). Differential developmental pathways of high school dropouts and graduates.. Audio Education Journal. Audio Education Journal.
Hickman, G., & 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, 12, pp. 1-9. Journal of At-Risk Issues.
Hickman, G., & 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, 6, pp. 219-239. Journal of College Student Retention.
Hickman, G. (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, 26, pp. 12-13. Family Focus.
Hickman, G., 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, 17, pp. 1-8. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.
Hickman, G., & 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, 15, pp. 61-82. Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Hickman, G., & Starr, M. (2001). The influence of family on the development of humorous coping skills of college freshmen.. National Council of Family Relations Report, 46, pp. 12-13. National Council of Family Relations Report.
Hickman, G., 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, 13, pp. 23-48. Journal of The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Hickman, G., Bartholomae, S., & McKenry, P. (2000). Influence of parenting styles on the adjustment and academic achievement of traditional college freshmen.. Journal of College Student Development, 41, pp. 1-15. Journal of College Student Development.
Andrews, D., & Hickman, G. (1998). Family involvement in juvenile diversion and the prevention of problem behaviors. Family Science Review, 11, pp. 259-276. Family Science Review.

Professional Service

2019
Advisory Council
Center for Faculty Excellence, Walden University
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) End Date: 2021
2019
Committee Member
Subject Matter Expert (SME) Foundation Course
2000
Advisory Council
Arizona Technical Advisory Committee (AzTAC)
(Arizona) End Date: 2001