His research interest continues to be in the Progressive Era of US History. He has three oral histories published under the UCLA Oral History Program.
He has served the community by being a founding member of the Multicultural Committee- which inaugurated Multicultural Day in 1990. Hopkins was the first to conceive of this alternative teaching day that takes place each April with more than 100 lectures, performances and seminars with a global theme. The 2009 event is April 15.
He has served on numerous campus committees and received the Associated Students Teacher of the Year Award in 1995 and is twice recipient of the Academic Senate Presidents Award for Outstanding Service to Moorpark College in 1990 and 1996.
Additionally, Hopkins has served as staff diversity facilitator for more than 40 academic hiring committees for the Ventura County Community College District.
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