Ph.D. - Educational Psychology
University of Southern California - 1978
MSc - Educational Psychology
University of Southern California - 1972
BA - Music Ed & Performance & Psychology
California State University at Los Angeles - 1971
Dr. Hicks is a Clinical Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is the founding director of the Organizational Behavior, Coaching, and Consulting (OBCC) program in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Dr. Hicks is a Licensed Psychologist with a background in both clinical and organizational psychology. He has over four decades of experience coaching executives of fortune 500 companies, executives and department chairs of various medical institutions, and teaching coaching methodology to leaders and practitioners. Dr. Hicks holds an appointment as Faculty Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). At UTSW, he consults with the dean's office and coaches incoming chairs of medicine for the institution. Dr. Hicks' program at The University of Texas at Dallas provides an eMBA program in healthcare organization leadership for UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital as part of an educational partnership. The Executive and Professional Coaching Program at The University of Texas at Dallas, developed by Dr. Hicks, has received the prestigious International Prism Award from the International Coach Federation. This award recognizes organizations that have enhanced excellence and business achievement by committing to professional coaching as a leadership strategy. Dr. Hicks has taken the lead in educating leaders in coaching methodology to improve their leadership style. He has written two books on the subject: Coaching as a Leadership Style: The art and science of coaching conversations for healthcare professionals (2014) and The Process of Highly Effective Coaching (2017) – both published by Routledge.
Hicks R. (2018). Modern Thinking, In Tune with the Basics. Physician Leadership Journal (3), 62-64 - publications
Hicks R. (2018). Creating Conditions for Accepting Duty. Physician Leadership Journal (5), 64-66 - publications
Hicks R. (2017). Are You Self-Aware: True Leaders Know. Physician Leadership Journal (1), 64-66 - publications
Hicks R. (2017). Are You a Narcissist? Physician Leadership Journal (2), 54-56 - publications
Hicks R. (2021). The Disease of Micromanagement. Physician Leadership Journal (3), 79-81 2021 - Article
Hicks R. (2021). Building a Coaching Culture. Physician Leadership Journal (1), 66-67 2021 - Article
Hicks R. (2020). Feedback: A Cure for Uniformed Resistance. Physician Leadership Journal (1), 71-72 2020 - Article
Hicks R. (2020). Dealing with Rebellious Resistance. Physician Leadership Journal (3), 70-71 2020 - Article
Hicks R. (2020). Why Successful People Fail. Physician Leadership Journal (5), 72-73 2020 - Article
Hicks R. (2019). Traveling the Stages of Behavioral Change. Physician Leadership Journal (1), 68-70 2019 - Article
UT Southwestern Medical Center [2012–Present]
Clinical Professor of Organizational Behavior
University of Texas at Dallas [2004–Present]
Director;Organizational Behavior, Coaching, and Consulting
University of Texas at Dallas [2004–Present]
Development of an Evidence-based Framework for Coaching
• Exploring Faculty Experiences, Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, February 2020.
• Coaching as a Leadership Style, CORE conference of Academic Medical Centers, Las Vegas NV, March 2019.
• The Process of Highly Effective Coaching: A solution-focused approach, SFBTA Annual Conference on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Santa Fe NM, November 2017.
• The Process of Highly Effective Coaching, Austin International Coach Federation, Austin TX, August 2017.
• From Novice to Mastery, North Texas International Coach Federation Prism Awards, Dallas TX, October 2016.
Psychologist - PSY 6692, California State Board of Consumer Affairs 1979
Professional Activities and Affiliations
President, Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching, 2005 - 07
American Psychological Association
Division 13 of the APA: Consulting Psychologists
California Psychological Association
Society for Psychologists in Management
American Society of Training and Development
The International Coach Federation
Awards and Recognition
The International Prism Award by the International Coach Federation for excellence in business achievement through coaching as a leadership strategy, 2006