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Jo Hawkins-Jones

Dr. Jo Hawkins-Jones

Assistant Teaching Professor


Jo Hawkins-Jones, Ph.D. is an assistant teaching professor in the School of Education at the University of Southern Mississippi. In this role, she teaches early literacy courses and oversees iRock Academy, a mentorship program for at-risk youth. Previously, she worked as a K-12 educator for nine years as a lead teacher and English and reading intervention teacher.

  • PHD - University of Southern Mississippi (2017)
  • MED - William Carey University (2010)
  • BA - University of Southern Mississippi (2008)
  • Unveiled: What Is Keeping Black Male Students from Success?, The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, 2020
  • American Association of University Professors
  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Service-Learning; Teacher Education; Culturally Responsive Pedagogy; Literacy; Curriculum and Instruction