Hicks, George

Adjunct Instructor
MBA
Grand Canyon University
Southern California
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Management

Academic Focus

Management

Community Involvement

Abundant Living Family Church:

  • Squad leader in the men’s ministry
  • Service greeter for the “Building Community” ministry
  • Administrative volunteer for the men’s ministry
Courses Taught

EED 622 Ethical Dilemmas for the Twenty-first Century
MMG 511 Foundations of Management
MMG 512 Organizational Environment
MMG 755 Organization Development and Change Management
BSM 310 Organizational Theory and Behavior
 

Education

MBA - Grand Canyon University - Leadership
BS - University of San Francisco - Organizational Behavior
AA - East Los Angeles Community College - Administration of Justice
 

Insight

I believe that not all students arrive to the classroom with the same skills. As a result, it at times becomes necessary to assess student skill levels, meet them where they are, and recommend remedial assistance/tutoring to elevate skill levels to appropriate standards. I believe in the adult teaching method, which values student life and work experiences and incorporates them into the learning system. I am a strong supporter of student ethnic, gender, age, and ideological diversity. I believe that education should equip students with valuable skills for the workplace.

Professional Experience
  • Police Lieutenant (Manager), Monterey Park Police Department
  • Department Chair and Associate Academic Dean Everest College
  • Full-time Faculty, Westwood College
  • Adjunct Professor, DeVry University
  • Adjunct Professor, Cambridge College
Awards & Recognitions
  • Westwood College 2012 “Excellence in Education” Faculty of the Year award
  • Westwood College October 2012 Faculty of the Term  Award
  • Monterey Park Police Department Distinguished Service Award
Research & Publications

Authored the university research study “Community Oriented Policing: A Study of the Perceptions of Monterey Park Police Officers Regarding Community Based Policing Methods,” University of San Francisco (1992).

Selected Presentations

Authored and presented the Westwood College In-service training session “Classroom Workshop for Anger, Aggression, Conduct Disorder, and Students Just Having a Bad Day.” Westwood College (2015).

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Member, California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA)
Member, Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)