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Dr. Jolie Hicks

Jolie Hicks

Language and Literature

Jolie Hicks


CAM 224-G


I joined the Language and Literature faculty in 2019 after having taught high school English (grade 9-12) at Weatherford High School. The best part of my work includes helping students!

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Education (Language, Literacy, and Culture)

  • School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

M.Ed. in Instructional Coaching

  • Department of Education
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State, University, Weatherford, OK

B.A. in English

  • Department of Language and Literature
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State, University, Weatherford, OK

Courses Taught

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Teaching in the Secondary English Classroom
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Writing Skills Lab
  • English Composition Support
  • SWOSUConnect


My research interests include pre-service teacher and first-year teacher culturally relevant pedagogy philosophies and practices. I long to prepare future teacher for multicultural student populations, providing today’s students with equitable, effective, and exciting classroom experiences.

Professional Memberships

  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE
  • National Council of Teacher of English
  • Sigma Tau Delta, Lamda Omicron, Faculty Advisor
  • Sigma Tau Delta, Alumni Epsilon Chapter
  • Conference of College Teachers of English