As an educator for over 30 years, Professor Hickey has taught a variety of students, ranging from traditional aged students to returning adult students. Her research interests include reading and writing with special emphasis on “remedial" work at the college level. Additional research interests span the gamut from at-risk students to multicultural aspects of literature. She is a member of NCTE—National Council of Teachers of English, the NYCLA—New York College Learning Association and NADE—the National Association of Developmental Educators. For the past three years she has participated in the NCTE Day of Writing, submitting poetry for their National Day of Writing.
Recent presentations include:
- National Association of Developmental Education : "Working With Marginalized Students—Uncovering Some Assumptions"
- 38th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention "Lovely, Lilting Voices: Contemporary Irish Women Poets’ Environs"
Her outside interests include traveling, attending plays, reading, listening to all types of music, and generally being active.