Education: BS, University of Tulsa, JD and MSW, Washington University in St. Louis
Ricky’s scholarship work includes work in the importance of hopeful thinking to client’s a local area non- profits, along with community engaged research efforts centering on health with homeless youth and other vulnerable populations. Ricky is also a fellow with the University Of Oklahoma School Of Community Medicine and the Center of Applied Research or Non-profits. Ricky has 10 referred publications in his areas of interest and 5 more currently under review.
Ricky also continues to engage in direct practice social work at the OU Street Outreach Clinic, a combined effort of Youth Services of Tulsa, the OU School of Community Medicine, and the OU School of Social Work. The clinic has won multiple awards for the clinic’s efforts to improve health outcomes for homeless youth.