Rebecca Hawthorne

Rebecca Hawthorne, Ph.D.

Program Director

Hawthorne serves as Innovation Scholars Program Director, focused on building a sustainable, cutting-edge, experiential learning model that engages liberal arts students at the intersections of disciplinary learning and real life problem-solving. She holds a doctorate in program design and evaluation from Stanford University’s School of Education. A professor emerita in organizational leadership at St. Catherine University, Hawthorne directed the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership for over a dozen years. She relishes the leadership development aspects of Innovation Scholars programming and the cross-section of students, faculty, staff, funders, and companies that together create unique learning opportunities.