Robert F. Hicks, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Organizational Behavior at The University of Texas at Dallas and founding Director of the Organizational Behavior, Coaching, and Consulting program (OBCC) in the Executive Education Department within the Jindal School of Management. His program at UT Dallas provides Graduate Certificates in Executive Coaching, Organizational Consulting, Negotiation and Mediation, Strategic Human Resources, and Transformational Leadership. Dr. Hicks has also developed a Master of Science degree in Leadership and Organizational Development, which has been approved by the UT System and is offered through his program. Additionally, as part of the OBCC program, Dr. Hicks directs an MBA/MS degree partnership with both UT Southwestern and Parkland Health and Hospital System.
Dr. Hicks is a licensed psychologist and holds an appointment as a Faculty Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also a consultant to the Office of the Dean at UT Southwestern Medical School, where he facilitates the leadership development of chairs of medicine and other senior leaders through the process of executive coaching. His latest books are The Process of Highly Effective Coaching (2017) and Coaching as a Leadership Style (2014).