Instructor of Education
Enid Room 118
Northwestern - Enid
Joshua Hawkins is a native Oklahoman. His lineage includes generations of educators who have devoted their lives to practicing and producing excellence. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2001 and 2012 respectively. Currently, he is a third year PhD student in the College of Education, School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University majoring in Educational Psychology. His research interests include student-teacher relationships, rural education, at-risk populations (specifically special and alternative education students), motivation, and teacher recruitment.
Joshua’s teaching career includes working as a special education teacher/coordinator, regular education math and English teacher, gifted instructor, alternative education teacher/coordinator, and high school baseball and fast-pitch softball coach. Additionally, he has served as a district special education director and an assistant principal.
Joshua joined the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Division of Education in June of 2015 where he is presently serving as the special education program coordinator as well as a faculty instructor. He is proud to be a Ranger and hopes to continue the pattern of excellence set forth by his predecessors.
An education is the edifice by which individuals ascend or descend. Quality teaching, more so quality teachers, can instrumentally affect its construction and thus the direction towards which one’s life tends.”
Joshua lives with his wife and five children in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He enjoys simple pleasures—beauty in art and nature, old books and bookstores, music, exercise, hot tea in the morning, people, clear thinking, a good turn of phrase, study, silence, and laughter.ve