• About Dr. Stephanie Ricks


    Dr. Ricks received a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications and Theater with an emphasis in Mass Communication from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, a Master of Arts in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Corporate Communication from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, and a Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.

    After working in corporate (Sales and Marketing) for a short time, she started working in higher education in 2007 where she has lead institutional functions in enrollment management, including graduate admissions, financial aid, and the Office of the Registrar. She also held positions as full-time instructor of mass communication and University Registrar at HBCUs.

    Simultaneously, Dr. Ricks worked in independent filmmaking where she has written screenplays, created script breakdown, casted talent, and adapted books for the purposes of screenplay writing.  She has also directed and produced a documentary - Business Over Illness and authored two books, The Prayers of a Single Woman and Finding ME Through Lupus.  Her writings can also be found in Encouraging Words: Faith in God's Love & Healing Power, Volume 1 and 3.  In addition, she has been the Video-Marketing Strategist and keynote speaker for The Take Heart Conference and Next Level Conference.

    Currently, Dr. Ricks is the founder and executive director of The Ricks Shaw Promise, a nonprofit organization that promises to provide funds towards the
    first year of tuition and fees for first generation, underserved, minority student.  This organization gave out its first book scholarship on June 20, 2019.  She is also the founder and chief executive officer for Delton Film & Media.

    Dr. Ricks lives in Atlanta, GA with her handsome son, Delton.