Texas Tech University

Bryan K. Hotchkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling

Email: bryan.hotchkins@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-7195

Twitter: @DrBHotchkins

Office: Education 313 

Bryan K. Hotchkins, Ph.D. is a tenured professor of Higher Education in the department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, & Counseling at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

Dr. Hotchkins studies how people of African descent navigate the geographies of racism while experiencing racial trauma as leaders, based on organizational climate, context and culture. More specifically, his research problematizes issues pertaining to identity-based intersectional leadership development, student activism and Black, Indigenous and People of Color access to PK-20 education. Dr. Hotchkins' research is guided by questions related to how racist educational environments influence student, faculty and administrator involvement on campus. With nearly 25 publications, twenty-five academic paper presentations and over 35 invited lectures to his credit, he is actively committed to using research to amplify the voices of marginalized people while validating their experiential knowledge(s). Ultimately, Dr. Hotchkins continues to utilize his How to Reverse Racism Training program to teach people how to actualize antiracism across organization practices, policies and programs. His new book “My Black is Exhausted: Forever in Pursuit of a Racist-free World Where Hashtags Don't Exist” is coupled with the “Becoming (Un)exhausted: An Interactive Journal for Moving Beyond Racism,” and each serves as a template for teaching people how to better understand the complicated topic of race.  

Bryan earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. 

Dr. Bryan K. Hotchkins


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership & Policy – 2013, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Master of Human Relations – 2003, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication – 1993, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Areas of Expertise

  • Campus racial climate persistence issues
  • Access, retention and college pathways across K-20 education
  • African American student and faculty leadership identity development
  • The role of students affairs in leader-follower relationships
  • Organizational theory
  • Qualitative methods

Selected Publications

Hotchkins, B. K. & McNaughtan, J. (2021). Examining the continuum of Black student leadership: From community to college and beyond. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 29(42), 1-23. (Download PDF)

Hotchkins, B. K. & Smith, P. (2020). Translanguaging as a gateway to Black immigrant collegians' leadership literacies. Teachers College Record, 122(13), 1-29. (Download PDF)

Hotchkins, B. K. (2017)
. Black collegians practicing resistance in the midst of chaos: Applying transgenerational activist knowledge to navigate predominantly White institutions. Journal of Negro Education, 86(3), 269-282. (Download PDF)

Hotchkins, B. K. (2017). Black women students at predominantly White universities: Narratives of identity politics, well-being and leadership mobility. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 10(2), 144-155. (Download PDF)

Hotchkins, B. K. & Dancy, T. E. (2017). A House Is Not A Home: Black Students' Responses to Racism in University Residential Halls. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 43(3), 40-51. (Download PDF)

Hotchkins, B. K. (2016). African American males navigate racial microaggressions. Teachers College Record, 118(6), 1-36. (Download PDF)

Hotchkins, B. K. & Dancy, T. E. (2015). Rethinking Excellence: Black Male Student Success and Academic Values in Higher Education. Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, 4(1), 73-98. (Download PDF)