Dr. Alan Hickman teaches composition and literature at AUD. He taught his first class in 1975 as a graduate student in English. He received his PhD in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1990. In addition to Arkansas and Alabama, he has taught in Thailand, Germany, and Bulgaria. He made his first visit to Dubai in 1997, with the American Navy, when he was working with NAPACE (Navy College Program for Afloat Education) on an oiler attached to the USS Carl Vinson.
In addition to PACE, Dr. Hickman taught two years with the United States Peace Corps in Thailand, one year at the now-defunct UMUC American University in Germany (Schwäbisch-Gmünd), and for five years at the American University in Bulgaria.
Dr. Hickman is the author of two chapbooks of poetry and a number of essays on literature. His most recent publications include an article on visual effects in Shakespeare’s Sonnets that was published in the Sederi 21 Yearbook (Spanish and Portugese society for English Renaissance Studies).
His interests extend to music. Last year he published a CD of songs written over a forty-five year period. The CD is entitled “Love Is Here” by Somebody Else.