Scott Hicks

Dr. Scott Hicks

Scott Hicks

Professor and Teaching and Learning Center Director

Dr. Joseph B. Oxendine Administrative Building, 323



Scott Hicks is professor of English, member of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College faculty, and director of the Teaching & Learning Center 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, and first-year composition.

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 American Literary HistoryArizona QuarterlyCallaloo; Environmental Humanities; Alan G. Braddock and Laura Turner Igoe's A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphia, Ecology, and the Material ImaginationHonors in PracticeIJEP: International Journal of ePortfolioISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature & EnvironmentJournal of American StudiesJournal on Excellence in College Teaching; Deborah Plant's New Critical Essays on Zora Neale HurstonNorth Carolina Literary ReviewResilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities; Laurie Grobman and Roberta Rosenberg's Service Learning and Literary Studies in EnglishStudies in Oral HistorySustainability & Climate Change; 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 is committed to professional development as a scholar-teacher, exemplified by his acceptance to and participation in the MLA Institute on Reading & Writing at Access-oriented Institutions hosted by George Mason University in summer 2023. He has won awards at UNCP for excellence in teaching and service-learning, including the American Indian Heritage Center’s Outstanding Allyship Award in 2022 and the Adolph L. Dial Award for Scholarship/Creative Work in 2023, and he served as chair of UNCP's faculty senate from 2014 to 2016.