Faculty Spotlight


This book examines the entrepreneurial class in the post-communist Poland from a broad historical perspective, documenting the persistent endurance and the development of this class during radical social change from a controlled economy to a market economy.


Student Spotlight

Nia Brade

Nia Brade was appointed to serve on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.


Helen Daugherty

Helen Daugherty

An ideal introduction to the study of population, this highly accessible textbook outlines the fundamental concepts and measurement techniques of demography.


Louis Hicks
Professor of Sociology

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Departments: Sociology
Office: Kent Hall, Room 323
Email: lehicks@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4915


B.S., Management Studies, University of Maryland University College – European Division, 1989

B.A., Soviet Studies, University of Maryland University College – European Division, 1989.

M.A., Sociology, University of Virginia, 1991.

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Virginia, 1994.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Courses Taught:

  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Social Statistics
  • Social Change

Research Interests

  • War and peace
  • Military organizations
  • Comparative charting of social change

Interesting Links

The First Measured Century

Systems of War and Peace