Kevin Hickey

Kevin Hickey

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
University Center 300


Kevin Hickey's career is built on helping youth and families achieve self-sufficiency. Kevin approaches his work with the belief that today’s problems require leaders to drive for impact in both direct service provision and public policy. Working with nonprofit service agencies and public policy advocacy groups, he currently serves as director of high school and bridge programs at Jewish Vocational Service and on the Board of Directors of the National Youth Employment Coalition, among other leadership and university instructor roles.

Professor Hickey approaches his classroom instruction as teacher, facilitator, and coach. He strives to foster passion and skill in public policy advocacy with real-world application. Bridging his career in workforce development with his university teaching role, Kevin provides students with support in job searches and career planning in order to propel their success towards fashioning a more humane and just world. He is a proud veteran of the United States Navy.

Research Areas

  • Leading social change
  • Nonprofits and public policy


  • Member, Advisory Board, Master of Urban and Public Affairs
  • Executive Committee, Advisory Board, Master of Nonprofit Administration


  • BA, Psychology, San Francisco State University
  • MNA, University of San Francisco

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2014 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award