Mae Hicks-Jones
Phone: 224-629-7423
Degree Level/Concentration: Associates Degree in Business Administration,
Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Masters Degree in Education and Ph.D. in Business Management with interdisciplinary areas in Human Resource Management, Non-Profit Management and Organizational Development and Behavior.


Professional Background:
Mae Hicks Jones has been Adjunct Faculty in several higher education institutions since February 1998. Mae began her career at Benedictine University in 2009.


She is a Certified Adjunct Faculty Educator with the Society of Certified Adjunct Faculty Educators (SoCAFE) and also has a Certificate for Strategic Human Resource Management from Cornell University.


As Adjunct Faculty sheís taught in Human Resource Management programs, Criminal Justice programs, Management of Technology Systems programs, Human Services programs, Management and Leadership program and Masters of Organizational Leadership program and several MBA programs. Mae has designed graduate and undergraduate courses, designed and supervised in Internship and Practicum programs and provided instructional design in the Center for Adult Professional Studies. She has completed instruction for classrooms, online and blended (classroom & online) courses. She has also been an outside evaluator in DePaulís School for New Learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Northeastern Illinois University Without Walls program at the undergraduate and graduate levels and Capella Universityís Doctoral Program. Mae was inducted as Adjunct faculty in Alpha Sigma Lambda, the Honor Society for Adult Higher Education.

Mae is a Senior Human Resources Consultant Vice President for one of the largest financial institutions in the world and has been with her organization for over 27 years.

Aside from her above responsibilities she has served as a City Commissioner on Elginís Human Relations Board, is a professional member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is a Notary Public, served as Vice President of Elginís Childrenís Hope and Dreams organization, was inducted into her high schoolís (John Marshall High School) Hall of Fame in 2003, nominated for the YWCA Business Women of the Year, the recipient of the International Whoís Who of Professional and Business Women and is the first African-American female on Elginís YMCA Executive Board.