Mark A. Hicks, Ed.D. is the Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Formerly a professor of educational transformation, he holds a doctorate degree in philosophy and education and a master's degree in adult development in higher education, both from Columbia University in New York City.
Drawing on his experience as a teacher, musician, and university administrator and his advocacy for social change, Mark consults nationally with congregations, schools, universities, and government and nonprofit organizations on building inclusive, democratic, multiracial, multicultural learning communities. He has been recognized by peers for teaching excellence and is widely known for creating educational experiences that lead to spiritual, cognitive, and social change. His scholarship has been recognized nationally for its transformative qualities. His work has been published in The Journal of Transformative Education, Journal of College Counseling, Multicultural Perspectives,Educational Studies, and in 2010, the first Handbook of Research on the Social Foundations of Education. Mark is a member and lay leader at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, DC, and The Riverside Church in New York City. Visit his website.