Dr. Hicks has been the president of Stevenson School since 2015. Raised on the Monterey Peninsula, he graduated from Stevenson in 1985. Prior to returning to Stevenson, from 2010 to 2015, he served as dean of faculty and then head of school at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. From 2005 to 2010, he served as dean of Berkeley College at Yale University, where he also taught in the English department.

Over the course of his thirty-year career, he has taught, served as an administrator and admissions officer, and coached at a range of other schools and universities, including Princeton University, Brown University, Boston University, Trinity College, Bennington College, Endicott College, Wellesley High School, Middlesex School, Avon Old Farms, and The Peddie School.

Dr. Hicks received his BA in religious studies from Yale University (1989) and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University (2005). He and his wife Cornelia Cannon Holden live on Stevenson’s Pebble Beach campus under the watchful eye of their daughter, Zuleika Alice ’29.