Dean Hawkins, Ph.D.
Department Head, Professor
Office: Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Room 213
Dr. Hawkins, a native of Clarendon, Texas, joined the faculty at WTAMU in 2009. After graduating with an associate’s degree from Clarendon College, he received a B.S. degree in animal science with a teaching certification in agriculture education from Texas Tech in 1984. His M.S. in reproductive physiology was also obtained from Texas Tech in 1986. Dr. Hawkins received his Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from Texas A&M in 1990. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow in the animal reproduction and biotechnology laboratory at Colorado State University from 1990-1992.
Teaching and Related Service Dr. Hawkins teaches animal science courses and provides guest lectures in reproductive physiology of domestic animals.
Dr. Hawkins is a member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, American Society of Animal Science and the USDA regional committee on Ruminant Reproduction.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Hawkins’s research interests include cow calf management, ovarian function and nutritional factors impacting reproductive rates in beef cows.
Dr. Hawkins and his wife Jaye have twin daughters Hannah and Callie.