“Ah, finally! A Place to rehearse being who you want to be in the world!”
The Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard also directs the activities of The Fahs Collaborative. As a scholar and practitioner of religious education, Dr. Hicks calls upon the disciplines of philosophy and education, transformative learning, critical pedagogy
Dr. Hicks brings to The Collaborative his experience of establishing a gold-standard professional development program for public school teachers in greater Washington DC (1996-2009). As director, he merges his interest and gifts for developing communities of inquiry, collaboration, innovation and social action. One can see his ideas come to life in curriculum projects such as the UUA Tapestry of Faith’s Building the World We Dream About and as general editor of Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity, and We Who Defy Hate, a curriculum companion to a PBS documentary on Nazi resistance during World War II. He is currently working on a ground-breaking curriculum project that supports the faith formation for People of Color titled, “Gathering Our Selves.” The curriculum will be launched in 2018.
Dr. Hicks’ scholarship has appeared in
In the intellectual and pedagogical tradition of Sofia Fahs and Angus MacLean, he completed his Master’s in adult education and a doctorate degree in philosophy and education, both at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. He is a lay leader at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, D.C. and, formerly, a parish commissioner at The Riverside Church in New York City.
"Ah, finally! A place to rehearse being who you want to be in the world!"