Thad Hicks

Director and Co-Founder of Conflict Analysis and Intervention Group;
Director of Disaster Management program at Ohio Christian University

Thad is the Director and Co-Founder of Conflict Analysis and Intervention Group, CAAIG. Thad is currently completing his Ph.D in Intercultural Studies where his focus is on International Emergency Management. Thad holds over 60 Federal Emergency Management Agency certifications and is a Certified Emergency Disaster Services Trainer.

Thad has worked in a number of different roles within the Conflict and Emergency Management fields over the past 15 years, where he had many opportunities to experience emergencies first hand. Thad has conducted trainings and workshops for the United States government and through CAAIG, Thad has consulted world-wide with for and non-profit organizations in the areas of emergency management, disaster preparedness, conflict resolution, and peace building.

In addition to his work with CAAIG, Thad directs the Disaster Management program at Ohio Christian University. Thad wrote and teaches a number of courses including Terrorism, Conflict Resolution, Compassion Fatigue, and The Politics of Disasters. Thad also teaches online as an adjunct professor within the Emergency Management Department at the University of Maryland, University College.