Suzanne R. Hawley, PhD, MPA
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Wichita State University, College of Health Professions

Suzanne Hawley is a public health academician and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) at Wichita State University and previously served as the DPHS Chair. She completed her bachelor’s and master's degrees in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. She received an MPH with a concentration in biostatistics and a PhD in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University in California.

Dr. Hawley has worked as a clinician and researcher in various multidisciplinary settings over the past 20 years, including educational, community mental health, psychiatric hospital, and prison settings. Her work has focused on public health workforce development and training, leadership, health disparities, and mental health. She is a graduate of the National Public Health Leadership Institute and the past chair of the National Public Health Leadership Development Network. Her scholarship has been supported by numerous federal and foundation grants.

Dr. Hawley currently is a co-investigator with the Midwestern Public Health Training Center. She has published 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has given over 150 presentations on her scholarly research domestically and internationally. In 2011, she received the Kansas Public Health Association’s highest award, the Samuel J. Crumbine medal, for her contributions to public health workforce and leadership development.