Hi, I’m Dawn Hawkins, welcome to EduTechGirl.com. The site acts as a portfolio site for my web design and curriculum design work. It is also a space for me to share information about my doctoral dissertation research, and future research projects.

A little about me:  I am an Independent Internet Professional as well as an Assistant Online Program Director of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division's Web Design & Interactive Media department. In addition to my duties as an AOPD at AiPOD, I am an Instructional Designer for EDMC Online Higher Education and I have taught classes to students of all ages through my work as a college instructor, Montessori teacher and substitute teacher.

My volunteer experiences have allowed me the opportunity to work with a wide range of children and adults as well. I founded a children’s museum and volunteered as the Executive Director and outreach coordinator for a few years. I have also been involved with a local nonprofit coalition, have helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity, have worked as a summer education program intern at a children’s museum and have developed and led technology classes at a local YMCA.

I completed a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership at Argosy University / Phoenix in 2008. In addition to the doctorate, I have earned a Master's in Information Systems Management and Master's in Project Management both at Keller Graduate School of Management and I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in Photography and Printmaking.

When I am not working or developing curriculum or I enjoy spending time with my family, playing Roller Derby with the Paradise Roller Girls and like to cruise the Hilo Bay on my SUP (stand-up paddle board).