Education2000 University of Central Florida, B.A.
2002 University of Miami, MPA
2007 Florida State University, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtMelanie Hicks has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in public administration, ethics and public policy areas.
Career SpecialtiesHicks spent over a decade in local and state level politics, specializing in communications/media, advocacy and grassroots organizing. She now parlays those skills into collaborative grant partnerships and programmatic grant administration logistics.
Professional and Community Activities:National Science Foundation Grant Reviewer
US Department of Education Grant Reviewer
National Council of University Research Administrator Certified
American Evaluation Association Member
Knight Foundation Community Catalyst Member
Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Research Committee, Innovation Summit Planning Team
United Way, Community Improvement Advisory Council
Bailey Family Foundation Grant Reviewer
Honors and AwardsUniversity of Miami Scholastic and Public Service Achievement Award
Florence Bayuk Scholarship Recipient - University of Miami
Askew School Paper Presentation of the Year Award
First Runner Up – Raul DeGuzman Award for Best Paper
Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society
Rho Gamma Mu Honor Society
FBI National Scholarship Award Winner
Rho Lambda Honor Society