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Simona L Tick

Lecturer
Manpower and Economics
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-1101
Education
  • PhD - University of Arizona 2005
  • MA - University of Arizona 2001
Other Experience
  • 2005 - 2011 Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Mississippi
  • 1999 - 2005 Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Arizona
Research Interests
Blended Navy Training, Training Revolution
Education for Seapower
Talent Management, Performance Evaluation Transformation
Returns to STEM skills and social skills in the U.S military
Non-Cognitive Skills and Military Decisions
Returns to Funded Graduate Education
Technological Change and Labor Market Outcomes
Cost benefit analysis and resource allocations
Teaching Interests
Economics
Manpower and Labor Economics
Cost Benefit Analysis
Quantitative Methods

Awards

  • 2019 - TLC Mini-Tech Grant for Student-Centered Teaching Innovations, Teaching and Learning Commons, TLC, at NPS
  • 2017 - NPS Teaching Fellowship , NPS Provost
  • 2017 - Louis D. Liskin Award for Excellence in Teaching, Joseph and Ida Liskin Foundation
  • 2010 - Faculty Summer Research Grant Award, University of Mississippi, College of Liberal Arts
  • 2008 - Faculty Summer Research Grant Award, University of Mississippi, College of Liberal Arts
  • 2007 - Fellow Travel Grant, University of Mississippi, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • 2007 - Research Fellowship Award, University of Mississippi, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • 2006 - Grant for Micro Geo-code NLSY79 data, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • 2006 - Research Fellowship Award, University of Mississippi, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • 2005 - Science and Engineers Workforce Project' summer mini-grant, NBER/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • 2004 - 'Science and Engineers Workforce Project' dissertation fellowship, NBER/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • American Economic Association
  • Committee on the Society of Women in the Economics Profession
  • Society of Labor Economists
  • Western Economic Association

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Journal Article
  • Nissen, M. E., & Tick, S. L, (2019). "Key Recommendations for Retaining Surface Warfare Officer Talent. U.S. Naval Institute Blog, .
  • Nissen, M. E., & Tick, S. L, (2017). Four Key Steps to Retaining Talent in the Information Warfare Community. CHIPS, APRIL-JUNE.
  • Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Tick, S. L, (2016). Noncognitive Skills and Job Match: Evidence from Military Applicants. Defense and Peace Economics, OCTOBER.
  • Tick, S. L, (2014). Labor Mobility of Scientists and Engineers and the Pace of Innovation. Journal of American Academy of Business, 2(19).
  • Tick, S. L, (2010). Technological Change and Gender Wage Differentials in the U.S. Service Industry. Annals of Economics and Statistics, (99).
  • Technical Report
  • Tick, S. L., Nissen, M. E., & Mehay, S, An Analysis of Professional Characteristics and Performance of Junior Officers.
  • Tick, S. L., Nissen, M. E., Mehay, S., & Pema, E, Retention of High Quality Officers: An Assessment of Importance of STEM Degrees.
  • Nissen, M. E., & Tick, S. L, Understanding and Retaining Talent in the Information Warfare Community.
  • Ahn, S., Menichini, A. A., & Tick, S. L, (2019). Retention Analysis Model (RAM) for Manpower and Personnel Analysis.
  • Menichini, A. A., & Tick, S. L, (2019). College Background and Job Performance of Junior Naval Officers.
  • Nissen, M. E., & Tick, S. L, (2019). Understanding and Retaining Talent in the Surface Warfare Community.
  • Tick, S. L., Nissen, M. E., Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Moss, E, (2019). An Analysis of Alternative Measures of Performance and Career Outcomes of Junior Naval Officers.
  • Nissen, M. E., & Tick, S. L, (2017). Understanding and Retaining Talent in the Information Warfare Community.
  • Pema, E., & Tick, S. L, (2016). Evaluation of the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS) Using Data on Navy Recruits – Predicting Boot Camp and A-School Graduation Rates..
  • Tick, S. L., Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Salas, M, (2015). An Analysis of the Career Progression of Hispanic Military Officers.
  • Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Tick, S. L, (2013). Evaluation of the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS) Using Data on Navy Recruits.