Philosophy Core Instructor
In her undergraduate days, Dr. Hicks double-concentrated in Philosophy and English. She planned to go to law school but realized that she didn't want to be a lawyer, so she went to graduate school in Philosophy instead. Her dissertation examined Nietzsche's concepts of the self, the ascetic ideal, and the will to power in On the Genealogy of Morals. She currently continues to do research on Nietzsche and dabbles in philosophy and literature. In addition to teaching for OHS, Dr. Hicks serves as the Theme Manager (basically the dorm aunt) in Ng House, Stanford’s humanities-themed dorm for sophomore through senior undergraduates. For the past several summers, she has also taught for Kentucky's Governor's Scholars Program back in her home state. When she is not teaching or researching, Dr. Hicks knits, watches BBC dramas, and reads far too many mystery novels.