Joel Hicks, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Public Policy, George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government
M.S. Electrical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College
M.A. International Science and Technology Policy, The George Washington University
B.S. Electrical Engineering, The George Washington University
Background: Mr. Hicks is a former U.S. Naval Officer who served in the nuclear submarine community as well as completing multiple assignments in DoD space systems engineering and operational areas. He obtained his Nuclear Engineer credentials through Naval Reactors, and his last active duty assignment was as Deputy Director, Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), Vandenberg AFB, CA.
His current research includes:
- Application of behavioral economics toward energy consumption
- Demand Side Management (DSM) of the energy sector.
Mr. Hicks is currently an adjunct professor at George Mason University where he teaches two undergraduate courses: “Public Policy Analysis” and “Governance and Energy Policy”. He has also taught two graduate courses, “International Issues in Energy Policy” and “Science, Technology, and Energy Policy” at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) “