Texas Tech University

Bryan K. Hotchkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Educational Psychology & Leadership

Email: bryan.hotchkins@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-7195

Twitter: @DrBHotchkins

Office: Education 313 

Bryan K. Hotchkins is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the department of Educational Psychology and Leadership, and a Faculty Fellow for the Institute for Inclusive Excellence at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

A critical race pedagogue, Dr. Hotchkins studies the relationship between identity development and organization climate. More specifically, his research problematizes issues pertaining to the intersection of leadership, activism and access across K-20 educational contexts. Dr. Hotchkins' research is guided by questions related to how institutional environments and racial constructions influence student, faculty and administrator involvement on campus. With nearly 10 publications, twenty-one academic paper presentations and invited lectures to his credit since 2014, he is actively committed to using research to amplify the voices of marginalized people while validating their experiential knowledge(s). Ultimately, Dr. Hotchkins strives to utilize The V(i)llage leadership bridge program, which he co-founded in Utah (2013), to continue creating cultural and academic college pathway opportunities for aspiring Black collegians.

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. (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)