Karyn Hawkins-scott

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

My name is Karyn Hawkins-Scott. I was born and lived in the DC/Maryland area. In 2016 I relocated to Florida. I have been in the field of education for nearly 20 years. Most of my career has been in school administration. I have been a Principal since 2004 in private, charter and public schools Primarily Early Childhood to Grade 8. Prior to obtaining a principal position I taught Elementary and Middle School and was an Assistant Principal for a few years. I began teaching online in 2008 guiding doctoral students.

I attended Howard University (BA & MSW). I also have a Master's in Adult Education (University of Phoenix) and a doctorate in Educational Leadership (Nova SouthEastern University). My online teaching experience involves guiding doctoral students through the dissertation process and instructing Early Childhood courses. I have found this to very rewarding as students live out their dreams and acquire their ultimate goal of receiving their doctorate degree. I enjoy community service projects and tutoring students who need additional assistance in reading.

I have two sons. One graduated from Howard University, a Biology major and Chemistry minor. He is a Lab Researcher. My youngest son is Full Sail University graduate and majored in Film Production. I have written a book, provide early childhood training and presentations, as well as conduct research on latest trends in education. I enjoy traveling, crafting and reading.

Courses Taught

8082 7082 - Learning Experiences in Supplemental Environments

8090 153 - Doctoral Study Intensive

8090 553 - Doctoral Study Intensive

8990 39 - Completing Doctoral Capstone

8080 27 - Child Development Critical Early Years


BA, Howard University

MSW, Howard University

MA, University of Phoenix

EdD, Nova SouthEastern University

Awards / Honors

Empire Who's Who of Executives and Professionals, , 2009

Manchester Who's Who of Executives and Professiona, , 2010


Hawkins-scott, K. (2021). Crisis of Care and Critique: School Principals and Narratives of Compassion Fatigue . Journal of Organizational Psychology