Shaunice Hawkins

Adjunct Instructor

Division of Programs in Business

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Shaunice Hawkins is an award-winning corporate veteran with 25 years of experience in global diversity, human capital management, and business.

As principal of Evolutions Consulting + Advising, Hawkins is routinely solicited by Fortune 500 companies, startups, and nonprofits alike. ByteDance/TikTok, Chubb Insurance, GlaxoSmithKline, JPMorgan Chase, Procter & Gamble, The Financial Times, Jackson Lewis PC, Complex Media, Girl Scouts of America, and the USDA are among the clients in which she has lent her insights and expertise.

As a member of New York University’s faculty, Hawkins teaches public relations, organizational behavior, and other business-related curricula for the School of Professional Studies’ many acclaimed programs. In addition, she serves as a Capstone mentor for NYU’s Department for Integrated Marketing and Communications, and co-academic advisor for NYU’s Public Relations League.

Throughout her career, Hawkins has led inclusion, social impact, and social sustainability efforts in a variety of roles. Previously, as VP of Diversity and Multicultural Initiatives for the Association for Magazine Media (MPA) and the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). Prior to that, as Head of the MPA Foundation, Director of Diversity Development, AVP of Workforce Effectiveness, and Mediator for the MPA, Prudential Financial, Wachovia Securities, and the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, respectively.

Hawkins holds degrees, post-graduate certifications, and professional designations from St. John's University, New York University, Cornell University, Tulane University, Villanova University, Rutgers University, and Northeastern University.