Marcus HicksonProfessor
Heritage Hall 341
(205) 934-8915

Research and Teaching Interests: Nonverbal Communication, Instructional Communication, Communication Theory, Organizational Communication
Office Hours: T/TH 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.; T 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; and by appointment

  • BS, Auburn University
  • MA, Auburn University
  • MA, Mississippi State University
  • PhD, Southern Illinois University
  • JD, Birmingham School of Law

Mark Hickson grew up in Georgia, where he was a radio announcer, before beginning college at Auburn University. He student-taught history at Opelika High School. He remained at Auburn for an MA in Broadcasting. Subsequently, he completed his PhD in interpersonal and organizational communication at Southern Illinois University. His first full-time teaching position was at Mississippi State University, where he taught public speaking, parliamentary procedure, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and nonverbal communication, among others. He served in the US Army as an editor of counterintelligence and counterterrorism publications.

Hickson has been teaching at UAB for more than 25 years. He has received the President’s Teaching Award at UAB as well as teaching awards from the Eastern Communication Association and the Southern Communication Association.

  • President’s Teaching Award, UAB
  • Gerald M. Phillips Award for Applied Communication Scholarship, National Communication Association