Ray Hawkins

Dr. Ray L. Hawkins

Part-time Faculty, Psychology

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Dr. Ray L. Hawkins, known as Dr. Ray, has taught courses on the high school, college undergraduate and college graduate levels for over 20 years. He uses a great number of personal experiences in his classroom lectures and believes most people take life too seriously, especially in academia. He, therefore, uses humor throughout his presentations to make the learning experience more enjoyable and engaging. Understanding people is a challenge, but it begins with understanding oneself. Therefore, much of his classroom experience is about gaining a deeper understanding of why people are the way they are. Hawkins also belongs to a number of professional organizations.


  • Doctorate – marriage and family therapy – TWU
  • Master’s – religious studies – ACU
  • Bachelor’s – psychology – ETSU

Academic Interests

  • Systemic theory
  • Neurology in learning disorders
  • Anxiety


  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Diplomate in Psychology