Dr. Hawkins is a professor at the University of Houston in the department of Health and Human Performance. He is the author of The New Plantation: Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominantly White NCAA Institutions; and co-author of Sport, Race, Activism, and Social Change: The Impact of Dr. Harry Edwards’ Scholarship and Service, The Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past, Present, and Persistence, and the forthcoming Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Sporting Experiences in the United States. His teaching and research contributions are in the areas of sociology of sport and cultural studies, sport management, and sport for development. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals, as well as, presented to learned societies in the area of sport studies (including sport management, sport history, and sport sociology). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Sport and Cultural Studies; a Master’s of Science Degree in Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Webber International University.