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Assistant Professor of Biology
Full time


Dr. Hawkins teaches a variety of courses at Penn State Mont Alto including an introductory sequence (Biol 110, 220W, and 240W), mammalian anatomy (Biol 129), a plant appreciation course (Biol 120), and CPR (Kines 13). Dr. Hawkins is an ecologist with experience working with both fungi and mammals. She recently worked with Dr. Beth Brantley, a colleague on campus, to survey the mushrooms at four national parks in the mid-Atlantic region. This work was part of a program to examine biodiversity across our country. They collected more than 900 specimens and identified more than 250 different taxa.

Most Recent Publications

Hawkins, Lauraine K., and Elizabeth A. Brantley. 2007. Inventory of Macrofungi in Four National Capital Region Network Parks. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCRN/NRTR-2007/056. Fort Collins, Colorado: National Park Service.


Ph.D. in Biology, University of New Mexico, 1992

B.S. in Biology, Virginia Tech, 1986


E-mail: lkh1@psu.edu
Phone: 717-749-6237
Office: 208 Science Technology Building