Wilbert Hawkins, Ed.D

Wilbert HawkinsLecturer 
Timonium Graduate Center, 26H


Ed.D. Virginia Tech, School Administration and Supervision
M.Ed. University of Virginia, School Administration and Supervision
B.S. Elizabeth City State University, Elementary Education (Concentration in English)


Wilbert D. Hawkins began his career as a teacher of elementary and middle school students in the Portsmouth City Public Schools, Portsmouth, VA. In addition to teaching, Dr. Hawkins provided educational leadership in various capacities including: assistant principal; principal, director, assistant and deputy superintendent, and school superintendent. He has experience in the areas of instructional leadership, budget development, strategic planning, and human resources management.

In higher education, Dr. Hawkins worked as an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; also, he worked as a Personnel Officer in the Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, Maryland. From 2008 to 2013, he was employed by The Johns Hopkins University School of Education where he taught educational leadership classes, worked with school administration interns, and provided general leadership for the School Administration and Supervision Program. During Dr. Hawkins’ tenure at Johns Hopkins, he was promoted from the position of instructor to that of assistant professor clinical; additionally, the program that he supervised was reaccredited fully for another seven year period.

Currently, Dr. Hawkins serves as a Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland.

Research Interest

Leadership generally; school principal leadership and employee motivation


The Predictors of Affective Organizational Commitment Among High School Principals in the United States (1998)