Mrs. Lisa Hawkinswas born and raised in New York, although she also lived for some time in Miami, Puerto Rico, and on a commune in San Diego.
She went to Swarthmore College in the Philadelphia area, where she thought she was going to be a research biology major. After almost setting fire to her chemistry lab and mistaking a fake plastic owl for a real one, Mrs. Hawkins realized that a career in lab science was not for her, and probably dangerous for everyone else.
Grudgingly, she took a history course her junior year and was immediately hooked for life. She went on to Temple University to earn her Masters in History and Widener University to do graduate work in Education and Literature. In 1993, she married her college sweetheart, and together they have four children, all adults now.
She has been an adjunct college professor since 1998, creating courses and teaching in history departments for several institutions both live and online. In 2012, she received an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty award from one of her universities.
Mrs. Hawkins has also been history teacher at an inner-city, classically based academy, a writer of a student’s world history book, and an online teacher of high school students living all around the world. When she’s not teaching or reading nerdy history books, she will be watching international soccer games, cooking, or jogging very slowly around her neighborhood.
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