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Barbara Hickman

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Barbara HickmanContact

Phone: (307) 766-6825
Office: Education Building, 310

Dr. Hickman has worked in site, district and state level leadership positions including as an associate superintendent for curriculum, instruction and human resources and as a superintendent. She is focused on research and teaching in the areas of systemic change and implementation, superintendent preparation, and the impact of political constructs such as local control on student achievement and district outcomes.


Ed.D Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Arizona
M.A. Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, California
B.S. Science Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
B.A Geology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Research Interests

Implementation science and systemic change in principal and superintendent preparation programs; the impact of political constructs such as local control on student achievement and district success; leadership skills required to successfully create and support STEM learning environments


  • EDAD 5650 Educational Leader as Communicator
  • EDAD 5815 Advanced School Law

Affiliations, Associations, Consultation

  • American Association of School Administrators
  • Wyoming Association of School Administrators


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