Tony D. Hawkins, Ph.D. is currently the Instructional Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College, overseeing a division that includes basic skills reading and writing, the American English Language Program, and college-level composition, literature, philosophy, speech, history, psychology, sociology, fine arts, and the School of Art and Design.
Dr. Hawkins has diverse and varied educational experiences as an administrator, a faculty member, and a student. Born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Mr. Hawkins earned his Bachelor’s degree from Towson State University, Master’s from University of Georgia, Certificate of Advanced Study from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and Ph.D. in educational leadership from New York University. Previously Dr. Hawkins held the faculty rank of Associate Professor of Speech Communication and Theater at Prince George’s Community College, teaching courses in human communication, theater, and radio, television, and film production. He was also the Associate Dean of English and Humanities, and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ.
His research interests include exploring the relationships between community college and public school partnerships, issues of access and equity, and the impact of education policy on urban community colleges. He has also presented on the connection between Student and Academic Affairs, and Student Engagement practices in community colleges at national conferences.
Dean Hawkins is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. He is a recipient of the 1999 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the American Association for Higher Education. Finally, Tony was a member of the board of directors of the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland and a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association, with numerous theatrical productions to his credit.