Dawn Hankins, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Photo of Dawn Hankins, Ph.D.Director of M.S. in Athletic Training

Office: Bearcat Hall 102

Phone: (618) 537-6917

Twitter: @McKendreeAT


Ph.D., Saint Louis University

M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

B.A., Coe College

Professional Honors


Exemplary Teaching Award, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, 2015

Missouri Athletic Trainers' Association Sports Medicine Hall of Fame Recipient, 2009

Women in Athletic Training National Athletic Trainers' Membership Service Recognition, 2008

Norman Grandy Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and Service, McKendree University, 2008

Lifesaver Community Award, American Red Cross, 2008

Personal Certifications

BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association

Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Missouri

Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Illinois

American Red Cross CPR/PR/AED Instructor and Instructor Trainer

American Red Cross First Aid Instructor and Instructor Trainer

American Red Cross Basic Life Suppot Instructor and Instructor Trainer


Publications & Presentations

Numerous presentations on issues related to athletic training from both an educational perspective as well as a clinical perspective.

Publications involve treatment of various injuries and conditions.

Professional Committee Posts

Manuscript/Textbook Reviewer: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Reviewer for Special Topics Presentations for NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium

Site Visitor, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Manuscript/Textbook Reviewer, SLACK Publishing

Research Interests

Student learning styles for didactic and clinical education in athletic training curriculum programs specifically related to the subject areas of: immediate care, evaluation and diagnosis, emergency care and rehabilitation.

Teaching Interests

Aquatics, Therapeutic Modalities and Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology.