Juanita Hicks

Doctoral Student


Juanita Hicks is the associate vice president of human resources at the University of West Georgia. She began her career in human resources in the logistics, manufacturing, and warehousing industries working in a variety of HR generalist roles. An interest in education led her to the Technical College System of Georgia, where she served primarily as the assistant director of human resources for West Georgia Technical College. Her research interests include organizational structures, employee engagement, and satisfaction within the workplace.  Her work at the University of West Georgia has allowed her to explore and expand her professional interests, while also encouraging service in a dynamic campus community and culture.  

Hicks holds a master’s of human resource development from Clemson University, a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in human resources from the University of West Georgia, and is certified as a professional of human resources (PHR).