George Hawkins is a native Houstonian who has taught literature and writing at the collegiate and high school level for close to 30 years. He was one of the founding faculty of Episcopal High where he was the English Department Chair. Mr. Hawkins is an enthusiast of Old and Middle English, British Literature, American Literature, and a protégé of Philip Lopate’s personal essay teaching. He is a devotee of the written word and enjoys writing, editing, and spreading this joy to others. He currently advises students with their college application personal essays, a practice which he regards as therapy for both reader and editor. Mr. Hawkins earned his B.A. in General Studies from the University of Arizona and his M.A. in English Literature from the University of Houston.