Lisa Hawkins

Lisa Hawkins

Assistant Professor of Reading Literacy

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 340

About Lisa K. Hawkins

Lisa K. Hawkins is a teacher educator, national writing project teacher, and former K-6 educator. She has worked with preservice and inservice teachers in Indiana, Michigan, and across the United States in order to increase awareness of inquiry-driven, strategic, and genre-based writing instructional practices. Her research focuses on writing instruction and teacher development, with particular interest in sociocultural approaches to understanding children's writing, instructional practice, classroom discourse, and child/teacher learning. Dr. Hawkins has presented her work at national and international venues and published in multiple national/international journals.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Policy, Specialization in Language and Literacy Education

Michigan State University

M.A., Education, Concentration in Literacy, Language, and Culture

University of Michigan

B.S., Elementary Education

Eastern Michigan University

Research and Publications

  • Hawkins, L. K. (2016). The power of purposeful talk in the primary grade writing conference. Language Arts, 94(1), 8-21.
  • Troia, G. A., Olinghouse, N. G., Mo, Y., Hawkins, L. K., Kopke, R. A., Chen, A., Wilson, J., & O'Shea, K. A. (2015). Academic standards for writing: To what degree do standards signpost evidence-based instructional practices and interventions? Elementary School Journal, 116(2), 291-321.
  • Hawkins, L. K., & Certo, J. L. (2014). It’s something that I feel like writing, instead of writing because I’m told to: Elementary boys’ experiences writing and performing poetry. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 9(3), 196-215.

Areas of Expertise

  • Writing instructional practices
  • Writing development
  • Teachers as writers and teachers of writing
  • Preservice teachers and writing

Other Professional Activities

  • National Writing Project (NWP) teacher consultant, Oakland Schools, Waterford, MI

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Research in Elementa 676 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Teaching Language Ar 685 800 0000 - 0000