Melissa Hawkins

Melissa Hawkins, PhD

International Teaching and Learning Specialist
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Network Leader, Curriculum Internationalization & Intercultural Training (TLS KC)

Melissa Hawkins is the International Teaching and Learning Specialist in the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Alabama—Birmingham. In this role, she conducts workshops for faculty focused on at-home internationalization initiatives, including how to incorporate international students’ presence and perspectives into classrooms, as well as international and intercultural content into disciplinary curricula. She holds MA-TESOL and EdS degrees, and recently completed her PhD in Educational Studies of Diverse Populations. Her research interests focus on international faculty, intercultural identity, and the influence of university internationalization on teaching practices.