Dr. Greg Hawkins has been named assistant vice president for academic affairs at Tusculum College, officials announced today.
According to Dr. Kim Estep, provost and vice president of academics, in this position, Hawkins will coordinate strategic planning and assessment activities of the College, coordinate accreditation activities, manage institutional data reporting and analysis and gather data to support the development of new academic programs.
He will also coordinate grant writing to support new and existing academic programs. Hawkins will oversee the Office of Institutional Research and play a fundamental role in enhancing the College’s ability to develop sound policies and data-driven decisions in support of the institution’s mission and strategic goals, said Estep.
“Dr. Hawkins skill sets compliment the mission and the direction that Tusculum College is going in concert with the strategic plan approved in May 2009,” said Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College. “We are very pleased to have him join us in moving the College forward.”
Hawkins is currently the associate director for institutional assessment and effectiveness at Clemson University, where he was integral in the development of a new institution-wide institutional effectiveness reporting process. In addition, he has been involved in the design and implementation of special research projects, retention analyses, student engagement and academic progress data analyses, and success and equity issues.
Prior to his current position, Hawkins served as the director of the Jim Self Center on the Future for the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs at Clemson University. In that role, he developed and managed grants, contracts and endowments, supervised research activities and programs administered by the center, supervised staff and led strategic planning for the center.
Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in natural resource policy, as well as a master’s of science degree in natural resource management and a bachelor’s of science in parks, recreation and tourism management from Clemson University. He has taught courses, including research methods for social sciences, recreation resource policy and introduction to environmental science and policy at Clemson.
He has authored numerous research reports, technical reports and manuals and has given presentations at a number of national and regional conferences, including a presentation on “Online Assessment Management Systems: Best Practices and Biggest Challenges for Effective Implementation” at the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges’ annual meeting this past December. He has authored or co-authored fourteen grants totaling more than $4 million to support youth, environmental, and education projects.
He and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Savannah, 10, and Joshua, 8.