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.
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