Tony D. Hawkins, Ph.D. is currently the Provost/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 college-wide 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.

Born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, 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.

His research interests include exploring the relationships between community colleges and their secondary school partners, issues of access and equity, and the impact of education policy on urban community colleges. He has presented on closing the achievement gap, the connection between student and academic affairs, and classroom assessment practices. He is also a certified workshop leader in Facilitative Leadership by Interactive Associates.

Tony 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 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.


The campus community is invited to meet with Dr. Hawkins on March 2 from 12:15 to 1:15 in person in Storer or virtually at the link below. 

Virtual Open Forum