Dr. Patrick Dicks is from South Carolina. His education consists of a Doctor of Science in Information Systems and Communications from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, a Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Information Technology Management from Webster University in Columbia SC, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC.
Dr. Dicks has over 25 years of technology experience and has worked for several government agencies, universities, and private companies. He has been a program manager, senior computer analyst, programmer, simulation designer, professor, curriculum designer, database administrator, and an entrepreneur during his career.
Dr. Dicks has been an adjunct professor since 2014 and has taught thousands of students, in the classroom and remotely. He has taught database design, software architecture, information systems, cybersecurity, cloud computing, network, information processing and introduction to technology classes.
In his spare time, he likes to travel, read, and gain more knowledge on how to make himself a better person. He believes in working hard, having integrity, possessing great character traits, being disciplined, and not being afraid to fail in life to gain success.
Dr. Dicks lives by the following statements, which are a huge part of his life:
- Always put yourself in a position to win.
- Expect to win.
- Life is a marathon not a sprint.
- Life is like a bank account: What you put in is what you get out.
- Respect and a good last name will take you further than anything in life.