Dr. Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins is a veteran of over 25 years of clinical practice experience as a staff nurse, nurse manager, and advanced practice nurse in acute care and outpatient settings. She joined the Rutgers School of Nursing faculty after receiving her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is a tenured associate professor and the associate dean for the Division of Nursing Science in the School of Nursing. Dr. Thomas-Hawkins is an active nursing workforce researcher, and her program of research has largely focused on the impact of nurse staffing, adequacy of nursing care processes, workload, and practice environment support on patient, safety, and nurse outcomes in outpatient dialysis settings. Her current work is focused on the impact of workplace racism on nurses' well-being and job-related outcomes. Dr. Thomas-Hawkins received her diploma in nursing from Temple University Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA; her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas-Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; and her Masters of Science in Nursing and PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in October 2019.