Leadership Studies

Laymon Hicks

Part-time Faculty
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Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Northeastern University
  • M.S. in Instructional Systems, The Florida State University
  • B.S. in Criminology, The Florida State University


When it comes to leadership and leadership studies, Dr. Laymon Hicks is no stranger. Laymon attended The Florida State University, attaining a B.S. in Criminology with minors in Psychology and Communications, a M.S. in Instructional Systems with a concentration in Human Performance and Motivation, and an Ed.D from Northeastern University in Organizational Leadership. Today, Dr. Hicks travels the nation as a professional speaker, organizational leadership consultant, and author of four inspirational books for students. He resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Keisha, and daughter, Karsyn.

Research Interests

Laymon’s research interests revolve around school leadership, followership, and leader-member exchange. 

Recent Publications

Hicks, L. (2011). N Laymon's terms...words of wisdom: Inspiration to guide you on your life's journey. Riverview. FL, Hicks Communication. 

Carrion, E.J., & Hicks, L. (2010). Ignite your dreams: How to build and accelerate your life as a top notch student. Riverview, FL, Hicks Communications. 

Hicks, L. (2008). A treasure chest of motivation: 8 jewels of wisdom for a young adult's success. Riverview, FL, State: Laymon Hicks Communications.