David R. Hopkins


School of Public Health John R. Endwright Alumni Service Award (2005)
Indiana University Bloomington
School of Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Ph.D. 1976


David R. Hopkins has enjoyed a career in academic administration and instruction following the completion of his doctorate in physical education from IU in 1976. Currently, he serves as the president for Wright State University. Before he was appointed on July 6, 2006, Hopkins was the provost for WSU. Some of his previous appointments included the following positions at Indiana State University: senior vice president for Academic Affairs and interim dean of the School of Business; associate vice president for Academic Affairs; and chair and professor of physical education. He has also held academic positions at the University of Texas and the University of Minnesota. He has many refereed research publications and abstracts, has presented at many national conferences, and recently served as project director of a major Lilly Endowment grant. Prior to his doctoral work at IU, Hopkins completed bachelor's and master's degrees at the College of Wooster in Ohio.