Professor and Teaching and Learning Center Director
Scott Hicks, Ph.D., is professor of English and member of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College faculty at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University, he teaches classes in African American literature, environmental literature, first-year composition, and the humanities. With Jane Haladay, he is the co-editor of Narratives of Educating for Sustainability in Unsustainable Environments (Michigan State University Press, 2017). His research on African American and environmental literatures, teaching, and service-learning appears in Arizona Quarterly; Callaloo; Environmental Humanities; Alan G. Braddock and Laura Turner Igoe's A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphia, Ecology, and the Material Imagination; ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature & Environment; Deborah Plant's New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston; North Carolina Literary Review; Laurie Grobman and Roberta Rosenberg's Service Learning and Literary Studies in English; Amy Schrager Lang and Cecelia Tichi's What Democracy Looks Like: A New Critical Realism for a Post-Seattle World; and Christina Robertson and Jennifer Westerman's Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice. He has won awards at UNCP for excellence in teaching and service-learning, and he served as chair of UNCP's faculty senate from 2014 to 2016.