Dr. Daniel Nathan Hawkins
- Sociology & Anthropology, Associate Professor
- Family Sociology, Sociology of Sport, Quantitative Methods
Dan Hawkins is Chair & Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Before coming to UNO in 2006, he earned a BS in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA and PhD in Sociology from Penn State.
Dr. Hawkins has taught a number of courses that contribute to the department's undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sociology, including Social Statistics, Social Problems, Sociology of Families, Sociology of Sport, Senior Thesis, American Family Problems, Sociology of Fatherhood, Sociological Inquiry & Research Design and Sociological Statistics. He recently taught an Honors seminar on Race & Politics in American Sports, and he is developing an undergraduate course called Sociology on Film.
Dr. Hawkins main research interests are in family sociology and the sociology of sport. His work on marital quality, parent-child relationships, and fatherhood appears in Social Forces, the Journal of Marriage and Family, American Sociological Review, and the Journal of Family Issues. His articles on the intersections among sport, globalization, and media are published in The Sociological Quarterly and the Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization. Dr. Hawkins' current research projects examine protest in the NFL, attitudes toward youth sports participation, and the effect of college coaching salaries on student-athlete graduation rates. He has other work with colleagues examining gender, racial, and educational inequalities published in Armed Forces & Society and the International Journal of Medical Students.
Dr. Hawkins has many service interests and commitments at the university and beyond. At UNO, he is currently serving on the Common Reader Experience Committee, the Chairs & Directors Professional Development Steering Committee, the Division of Continuing Studies' Faculty Academic Planning Committee, and the College of Arts & Sciences Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure Committee. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Marriage and Family, and in the Omaha community, he is a member of the Heartland Workers Center board of directors and volunteers as TeamMates middle school mentor.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Graduate Mentor, Teaching - 2018
Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, Teaching - 2012
Ph D, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Sociology, 2006
MA, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Sociology, 2002
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, Anthroplogy, 2000