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SHicks [at] Rockford [dot] edu
1960 Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1965-66 Kindergarten at King Edward School, Guelph, Ontario.
1966-67 1st Grade at Walkerton Elementary School, Walkerton, Ontario.
1967-68 2nd Grade at the old Central School, Guelph.
1968-69 4th Grade at King Edward School.
1969-71 5th and 6th Grades at the new Central School.
1971-73 7th and 8th Grades at Willow Road Senior Public School.
1973-78 9th through 13th Grades at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute.
1978 Worked for Custom Drilling out of Edmonton, Alberta on oil rigs in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
1979 Worked Rockwell International Iron Foundry, Ontario.
1979-82 University of Guelph, B.A. (Honours)
1982-84 Worked Farley & King Construction on locations around Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.
1985 Graduated from University of Guelph with M.A. degree.
1985-89 Course work and Qualifying Exams toward Ph.D. at Indiana University, Bloomington.
1989 Instructor, Department of Philosophy & Religion, Adrian College, Michigan.
1990-92 Instructor, Department of Philosophy, Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey), Trenton, New Jersey.
1991 Finished Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington.
1992 Ph.D. awarded, Indiana University.
1992-96 Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois.
1994 Visiting Scholar, Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
1994 Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
1996 Salvatori Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
1996-2002 Associate Professor and Chair, Rockford College.
1999-2000 Senior Fellow, The Objectivist Center, New York.
2001-04 Director, Honors Program in Liberal Arts, Rockford College.
2002-present Professor of Philosophy, Rockford College.
2007-present Executive Director, Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship.
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