Sandy Jean Hicks

  • Associate Professor
  • Elementary Education
  • Phone: 401.874.5976
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  • Social Studies teaching and learning
  • Technology integration into classrooms (K-12)
  • Effects of teacher professional development


  • Ph.D., Language, Reading and Culture (Minor: Bilingual/Multicultural Education), University of Arizona, 1993
  • B.A., Sociology (Minor: Teacher Education), University of California San Diego, 1987

Selected Publications

Hicks, S. & Young, B. (2001). The InterNet Academy and beyond. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 9(1), 63-73.

Valdez, A., Young, B. & Hicks, S. (2000). Preservice teachers’ stories: Content and context.Teacher Education Quarterly, 27(1), 39-58.

Trostle, S. & Hicks, S. (1998). The effects of storytelling versus story reading on comprehension and vocabulary knowledge of British primary school children. Reading Improvement, 35(3), 127-136.

Hicks, S. J. (1996). Promoting civic competence using children’s trade books: Ideas for preK-4 classrooms. Social Education, 60(4), 216.