PhD, University of Georgia
MA, University of Georgia
BS, Truman State University
Jason L. Hicks began his tenure as dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University in July 2022. He was previously a Provost's Fellow in the LSU Office of Academic Affairs. In this role, his responsibilities included administering academic policy relevant to faculty personnel actions, professional development of faculty and administrators, university promotion and tenure processes, and implementation of faculty activity software. From 2018-2021 he was associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, managing personnel matters for departmental faculty and staff, including promotion and tenure processes, sabbatical applications, faculty and staff development programs, and consulting with department chairs and program directors on academic policy. He was chair of the LSU Department of Psychology from 2014-2018. In that department, his prior service and administrative experiences included overseeing the LSU undergraduate psychology degree programs from 2004-2009, the psychology graduate degree programs from 2009-2014, and being the respective director of these programs. He was a Fellow of the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Dr. Hicks' research expertise includes the areas of human memory distortion, memory for intentions (prospective memory), memory for the source of learned information, and how people control memory retrieval. He has regularly published articles or book chapters in outlets such as Memory & Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, and the Journal of Memory and Language. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a member of the Association for Psychological Science, and a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society.
Dr. Hicks earned a BS in psychology from Truman State University in 1993, a master’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Georgia in 1995, and a PhD in cognitive/experimental psychology from the University of Georgia in 1998.