Edward Hill Profile

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  • Department: College of Education
  • College of Education Dean
  • Room: WH-318b

Dr. Edward Louis Hill Jr. is the Dean of the College of Education and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.  An accomplished administrator, scholar, and teacher, Dr. Edward Hill brings to the deanship a deep-rooted commitment to academic excellence, student success, access and inclusion, and a keen awareness of how to create effective cross-divisional collaborations between academic affairs and student affairs that will positively impact the lives of students and change society. He has developed and executed a five year strategic plan that focused on: Quality and Distinctiveness of Student Success, Academic Reputation, Flagship Programs and Community Outreach, and Technology for 21st century University.   

Dr. Hill has a long administrative career in both K-12 and higher education.  During his career, he has served as an administrator in both public and private universities, overseeing professional programs and liberal arts in environments serving undergraduates, graduates, traditional and non-traditional students.  He has worked with active duty military and veteran students. He has previously served as coordinator of a Troops to Teachers Initiative.   

Dr. Hill has received many awards and commendations for excellence in teaching and outstanding administrative service. Dr. Hill has published in the areas of educational leadership, school culture, and cultural responsive teaching and has obtained numerous grants and research awards for the enhancement of teacher quality and preparation.

Dr. Hill’s proven strategies for increasing academic achievement for African American males has been featured in the 2008 Publication State of Black South Carolina.  Hill has served as chair of several state and national committees that have examined and identified effective strategies and best practice for increasing male student enrollment and retention at minority-serving institutions.

Hill has expertise in analysis and assessment of student and learning outcomes for continuous improvement, and accreditation.  He has served as chair of AdvancEd school reviews and accreditation evaluator for the National Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  He also serves as a member of the Continuous Improvement Committee.  He has successfully lead universities and faculty through successful accreditation reviews to include SACSCOC, NCATE, and Council for Accreditation of Counseling (CACREP).

Dr. Hill is a servant leader committed to serving the community.  Dr. Hill has been an active member of numerous organizations including Rotary Club, Toastmasters, local Chamber of Commerce and Community Development Corporations, Boys and Girls Club, and is the founder of the school-based fatherhood engagement initiative D.A.D.S. (Developing a Demonstrating Society).    He serves as the Director of Community Outreach and Education Chair within his chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.   

Dr. Hill received a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University in 2005, a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Columbia College in 1999, and a Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Morehouse College in 1993. In addition, Dr. Hill has participated in several executive leadership development programs including Deans of Impact Fellowship, William R. Harvey Leadership Institute, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, and the Executive Leadership Institute of the University System of Georgia.