Aerospace Department

Joe Hawkins


Joe Hawkins JOE HAWKINS
Associate Professor

CONTACT:
Office: BAS-S248
Phone: (615) 904-8360
Fax: (615) 893-2335
Email: jhawkins@mtsu.edu
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Joe Hawkins earned a B.S. in Aerospace Maintenance Management and a M.Ed. in Aerospace, both from MTSU. With 30 years of aviation industry experience and many advanced certifications, Mr. Hawkins teaches courses across the maintenance management, technology and professional pilot curriculums. His research interests include human factors, advanced technology powerplants, and the integration of innovative aircraft systems. His research has been published in Aerospace Medical Association Journal, Aviation Technical Education Journal and the Collegiate Aviation Review. His MTSU committee service includes the Athletic Oversight and Institutional Review Board. He serves on the board of directors for the Aviation Technical Education Council and the International AMTSociety along with several Federal Aviation Administration advisory and management committees. ; In 2006, Mr. Hawkins was the first Tennessean ever selected as the Federal Aviation Administrations' National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year. In 2008, he was the first educator and the youngest honoree inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame. In 2009, Mr. Hawkins was presented the College of Basic and Applied Sciences Excellence in Service Award. Also in 2009, Mr. Hawkins was selected for the "Ruthie," as the MTSU student body's favorite professor.
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