Matthew Hicks, DM

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Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, College of Public Health

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-3409
Building: Peterson Hall
Room 5409


Dr. Matthew Hicks is a highly accomplished Technology and Security Officer with proven ability to lead successful corporate information security and technology operations and facilitate corporate growth through technology-business alignment. He has special expertise in cyber security, solution development, organizational excellence, program management, and process improvement. He holds Doctoral, MBA and multiple certifications, including CISSP, CRISC, CISM, PMP/RMP, and ISSA member, and is adept at directing multi-national teams and administering multi-million dollar budgets, with extensive familiarity with education, software development, transportation, health-care, financial, and technology sectors, and excellent presentation, problem-solving, and technical skills.

He is enterprising and innovative information compliance, security and technology leader. With the talent in maintaining relationships, clients, vendors, and external business partners, he has identified and capitalized on technology and compliance trends to ensure that the organization performs at the top-tier of its industry while complying with regulatory standards. He has a motivational management style with a proven history of building, guiding, and retaining high-performance teams to develop and implement strategies for accelerated growth while ensuring security. He has also striven to optimize operations, reduce costs, and improve service quality while strengthening the bottom-line. 


  • DM, Management, University of Maryland University College
  • MBA, Business Administration, University of Maryland University College
  • MS, Organizational Management, University of Maryland University College
  • BS, Public Administration (major), Information Systems (minor), George Mason University