Affectionally known by his students as “J-Hizzy,” Dr. Josh Hiscock has a love for everything pop culture – a common, relatable theme that is woven into the work he does when speaking with students about the transformational power of leadership and social change. Josh has been a Lead Facilitator with Key Leader since 2008. He is a lover of music, movies, and all things FUN!
Josh has worked in higher education since 2003. He is currently the Executive Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations for the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Much of his career has focused on the leadership development of students. Josh previously taught undergraduate courses, including Leadership in Groups and Organizations and Leadership in the Workplace, at the University of Maryland.
Josh has a substantial background within the Kiwanis family. As a Key Club member for all four years of high school, he served as both Lieutenant Governor (two terms) and Governor of the New England & Bermuda District.
Currently, Josh is a proud member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City (MD) in the Capital District where he serves on the Key Club Adult Committee as an Assistant District Administrator and Zone Administrator. Josh also serves as a Kiwanis Regional Trustee (2020-2023). He is a past Lt. Governor and District Youth Protection Manager. From 2019-2021, Josh chaired the Kiwanis International Visionary Leadership Team that was responsible for the creation of the Kiwanis Amplify leadership development program.
In 2020, Josh built and opened the Kiwanis Club of Capital – Next Generation e-Club, a virtual Kiwanis club comprised primarily of former Key Club members, CKI members, and Key Leader graduates. Josh believes in the importance of service leadership, inclusion, and ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to serve in the Kiwanis family.
A first-generation college student who believes in the power of education, Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the George Washington University and both a Master of Arts degree in Counseling & Personnel Services and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs & International Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.