Highlights & Reminders

Welcome back!  We are glad you are back and are settling into the semester.  Here is wishing you a productive and successful 2014-2015 Academic Year!

Winter & Spring Field Courses

Get ready for the best classes you could take this academic year. Geo 450 and GEO 190: Regional Geography-Geology Field Studies in Curacao, Winter-Spring 2015! Contact Dr. Cornell or Dr. Jantz for more information, but click here to put your name on the interest sign-up list.

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Download and view a PDF of the 2013 entries.


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Contact

Geography & Earth Science Department
104 Shearer Hall
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: 717-477-1685
Fax: 717-477-4029
Email: geog@ship.edu

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Hawkins Faculty ImageTim Hawkins

Professor
Office: 212 Shearer Hall
Phone: 717-477-1662
Email: twhawk@ship.edu

Curriculum Vitae: download as pdf
Ship Weather: http://webspace.ship.edu/weather/ 

Education

Ph.D. (2004) Arizona State University
M.A. (2001) Arizona State University
B.A.(1998) Colgate University

Profile

My primary teaching and research interests are in climatology and hydrology.  Most of my research involves students and I make a point to incorporate my research results into my classes.  I also teach the graduate-level Fundamentals of Research course.  I am always interested in discussing new projects with motivated students.  Recent student projects have included:

  • measuring evaporation rates from a local water supply reservoir
  • assessing local urban heat islands
  • assessing the impact of green roofs
  • forecasting bird migration based on meteorological conditions
  • inventorying campus greenhouse gas emissions
  • assessing student abilities to learn meteorology in three-dimensions
  • assessing climate trends in the Susquehanna River Basin and along the Appalachian Trail
  • determining weather conditions that promote poor air quality in the local area

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Climatology
  • Hydrology
  • Climate Change
  • Watershed-scale Streamflow Modeling
  • Urban Climate

Courses 

  • ESS 111: Introduction to the Atmosphere
  • ESS 355: Meteorology
  • ESS 404: Applied Meteorology and Climatology
  • GEO 203: Climatology
  • GEO 503: Fundamentals of Geoenvironmental Research
  • GEO 536: Problems of the Atmospheric Environment

Selected Publications (*publications with students)

* Hawkins, TW and OA Braun.  2012.  Assessing the Influence of Weather Type and Rural Land Cover on a Small Rural Urban Heat Island.  Middle States Geographer 44:36-46. 

* Gettig, TE and TW Hawkins.  2012.  A Meteorologically-Based Raptor Migration Forecast Model for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania.  The Geographical Bulletin 53(2):79-92. 

* Hawkins, TW and BJ Austin.  2012.  Simulating Streamflow and the Effects of Projected Climate Change on the Savage River, Maryland, USA.  Journal of Water and Climate Change 3(1):28-43. 

* Smith K and TW Hawkins.  2011.  Hydroclimatic Trends in the Susquehanna River Basin.  The Pennsylvania Geographer 49(2):34-49. 

*Pompeii, WC and TW Hawkins2011.  Assessing the Impact of Green Roofs on Urban Heat Island Mitigation: A Hardware Scale Modeling Approach.  The Geographical Bulletin 52:52-61.

*Hawkins, TW and K Shuren2011.  Historical and Projected Climate Trends Along the Appalachian Trail, USA and the Implications for Trail Usage.  Physical Geography 32:22-51.

*Hawkins, TW and LA Holland2010.  Synoptic and Local Weather Conditions Associated with PM2.5 Concentration in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  Middle States Geographer 43:72-84. 

* Hawkins, TW, KJ Kiphart, and JS Smith2010.  Teaching Upper-Atmosphere Meteorology using Two and Three-Dimensional Models: A Pilot Study.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91:549-556.   

Hawkins, TW and AW Ellis.  2010.  The Dependence of Streamflow on Antecedent Subsurface Moisture in an Arid Climate.  Journal of Arid Environments 74:75-86. 

*Stengl, S, TW Hawkins, and K Fuellhart.  2009.  Temperature and Precipitation Relationships with Tree Ring Growth for Red Oak and Pin Oak Specimens in South-Central Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania Geographer 47:114-123. 

*Doyle, D and TW Hawkins.  2008.  Assessing a Small Summer Urban Heat Island in Rural South Central Pennsylvania.  The Geographical Bulletin, v49, p 65-76.

Ellis, AW, TW Hawkins, RC Balling, and P Gober.  2008.  Estimating Future Runoff Levels for a Semi-Arid Fluvial System in Central Arizona.  Climate Research, v35, p 227-239.

*Goetz KK and TW Hawkins.  2007.  Seasonal and Historical Evaporation Estimates for a Small Reservoir in South Central Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania Geographer, v 45, p 34-47.

Presentations since 2009 (*presentations with students)

Hawkins TW.  2013.  A Hydrologic Model for Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Susquehanna River Basin Commission.  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   

*Hawkins TW and AO Braun.  2012.  Assessing the Influence of Weather Type and Rural Land Cover on a Small Urban Heat Island. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  New York City, New York. 

 *Kubach HK and TW Hawkins.  2012.  Weather and Wine Grape Quality: A Comparative Study of Two Adams County, Pennsylvania Vineyards. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  New York City, New York.  

Hawkins TW 2011.  Teaching Conservation and Alternative Energy by Example. Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education.  Portland, Oregon. 

*Hawkins TW and KL Smith.  2011.  Historical and Projected Climate Trends along the Appalachian Trail, United States and the Ramifications for Trail Usage. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Seattle, Washington. 

*Hawkins TW and LA Holland.  2010.  Synoptic and Local Weather Conditions Associated with PM2.5 Concentration in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Joint Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society and Mid-Atlantic Division of the Association of American Geographers.  York, Pennsylvania.   

Hawkins TW.  2010.  A Student-Centered Research Program using Urban Heat Islands. Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education.  Savannah, Georgia. 

*Austin, B and TW Hawkins.  2010.  Simulating Streamflow and the Impacts of Climate Change on the Savage River, Maryland. Seminar for the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.  Rockville, MD. 

*Austin, B and TW Hawkins.  2010.  Simulating Streamflow and the Impacts of Climate Change on the Savage River, Maryland. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Washington, DC. 

*Pompeii, WC and TW Hawkins.  2010.  Assessing Urban Heat Island Mitigation using Green Roofs: A Hardware Scale Modeling Approach. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Washington, DC. 

Hawkins, TW.  2010.  Hydroclimatic and Agricultural Trends in the Eastern United States. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Washington, DC. 

*Hawkins TW and L Rundall.  2009.  Weather Influences on Carlisle’s Air Quality.  Central Pennsylvania Clean Air Board Community Meeting.  Carlisle, PA.

*Hawkins TW and K Shuren.  2009.  Climate Trends Along the Appalachian Trail, United States and the Potential Effects on Thru-Hiking.  Annual Meeting of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers.  New Paltz, NY.

*Beck, AJ and TW Hawkins.  2009.  A Comparison of Selected Wisconsin Counties Using an Atmospheric Hazard Vulnerability Assessment.  Annual Meeting of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers.  New Paltz, NY.

*Rundall, L and TW Hawkins.  2009.  A Meteorological Analysis of Particulate Matter Pollution for Carlisle, PA.  Annual Meeting of the Middle States Division of the Association of American Geographers.  New Paltz, NY.

Hawkins TW, KJ Kiphart, and JS Smith.  2009.  Teaching Meteorology in Two and Three Dimensions. Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education.  San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hawkins, TW.  2009. 

Hawkins, TW.  2009.  Hydroclimatic Change on the Salt and Verde Watersheds, Arizona. American Water Resources Spring Specialty Conference: Climate Change and Water Resources, Anchorage, Alaska. 

Hawkins, TW.  2009.  Relationships between Hydroclimate and Land Use-Land Cover in the United States. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Selected Funded Projects

Hawkins, TW and JS Smith.  2010.  Assessing Student Learning Using Physical and Computer-Based Three-Dimensional Models in Meteorology.  Applied to: National Science Foundation (Not funded).  3 years.  $371,471.

Hawkins, TW.  2009.  A Synoptic Climatology for PM 2.5 Data for Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Phase II.  Funded by: Shippensburg University Center for Land Use.  3 months.  $4,750.Hawkins, TW.  2009.  

A Synoptic Climatology for PM 2.5 Data for Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  Funded by: Shippensburg University Center for Land Use.  3 months.  $5,050.

Hawkins, TW and AW Ellis.  2007.  Hydroclimatic History for the Salt and Verde Watershed.  Funded by: Salt River Project.  1 year.  $16,417.

Hawkins, TW.  2007.  The Impact of Land Use Change on Climate Change in the United States.  Funded by: Shippensburg University Research and Scholarship Program.  1 year.  $14,460.

Hawkins, TW.  2006.  Climate Change and Land Use Change in the Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania.  Funded by: Faculty Professional Development Council of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  1 year.  $5,290.

Hawkins, TW and AW Ellis.  2005.  Simulating Soil Moisture Content on the Salt River Project Basins: Phase I.  Funded by: Salt River Project.  1 year.  $21,152.

Hawkins, TW and AW Ellis.  2003.  Evaluating and Modeling Snow Pack Evolution in Arizona.  Funded by: Salt River Project.  8 months.  $19,743.

Community and Professional Service

  • Director, SU Geoenvironmental graduate program
  • National Executive Committe, Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography honor society
  • Treasurer, Pennsylvania Environmental Research Consortium
  • Member, SU Geography Earth Science curriculum committee
  • Member, SU Graduate Council