Tony D. Hawkins, Ph.D. proudly served for eight years as the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development at Frederick Community College in Maryland. Prior to assuming this assignment he was the collegewide dean of humanities at Montgomery College (MD) with oversight of a division that included course offerings in history, political science, world languages, philosophy, American Sign Language, women’s and gender studies and two learning centers. He has performed other administrative assignments as a campus dean of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College and associate dean of English and Humanities at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Hawkins held the faculty rank of Associate Professor of Speech Communication and Theater at Prince George’s Community College (MD), teaching courses in Human Communication, Theater, and Radio, Television, and Film production.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Hawkins has implemented academic master plans, strategic plans, innovative curricular (guided) pathways and umbrella majors, numerous policies and procedures, and high-school-based dual enrollment and campus-based early/middle college programs in Frederick County and Jersey City. He is also a certified workshop leader in Facilitative Leadership by Interactive Associates.
Tony served on the boards of the BlackRock Center for the Arts and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and has chaired the Maryland Council of Community College Chief Academic Officers (M4CAOs). He is a recipient of the 1999 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the American Association for Higher Education and the 2013 On Their Shoulders We Stand Award from Montgomery College. And finally, he is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association with numerous theatrical productions to his credit.