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Deanna Hill, PhD Assistant Clinical Professor Drexel University School of Education
Associate Clinical Professor
Program Director for EdD in Educational Leadership and Management

Deanna Hill, JD, PhD


PhD, Administrative and Policy Studies (Education), University of Pittsburgh
JD, University of Iowa College of Law
BA, Political Science, University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts
Certificate, African Studies, University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts

Program Affiliation

EdD, Educational Leadership and Management
MS, Higher Education
Hill, D. & Clothey, R. (forthcoming). Building a community-based charter school. In Clothey, R. & Heidemann, K., Another way: Decentralization, democratization and the global politics of community-based schooling. Boston, MA: Brill Sense.

Stumbo, C., Hill, D., & Grant, K. (2018). The evolution of a research-practice partnership: Examining the recruitment and retention of teachers of color in rural and suburban contexts. In R. Martin Reardon & Jack Leonard (Eds), Making a positive impact in rural places: Change agency in the context of school-university-community collaboration in education (pp. 59-78). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Hill, D., Stumbo, C., Paliokas, K, Hansen, D., & McWalters, P. (2010, July). State policy implications of the Model Core Teaching Standards. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers.

Minnici, A. & Hill, D. (2007, September). Engaging in the struggle of educating for democracy. Teaching Education, 18(3), pp. 201-215. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Minnici, A., & Hill, D. (2007, May 9). Educational architects: Do state education agencies have the tools necessary to implement NCLB? A report in the series From the capital to the classroom: Year 5 of the No Child Left Behind Act. Washington, DC: Center on Education Policy.
  • Education law and policy
  • Intersectionality
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Educator workforce
  • School Choice

  • American Institutes for Research, Principal Consultant, 2016-2018
  • Drexel University, Assistant Clinical Professor, 2012-2016
  • Program Director, Higher Education, 2014-2016
  • Capstone Coordinator, Higher Education and Global and International Education, 2012-2013
  • West Wind Education Policy, Inc., Senior Policy Analyst, 2007-2012
  • HighPoints Learning, Policy Consultant, 2006
  • Georgia Department of Education, Research and Evaluation Specialist, 2005-2006
  • RAND Corporation, Adjunct Researcher, 2003-2005
  • Clark, Thomas & Winters, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1997-1999

Dr. Deanna Hill is an Associate Clinical Professor and Program Director in the School of Education’s Educational Leadership and Management Program and Higher Education Program. Dr. Hill’s research interests include education law and policy, intersectionality, Critical Race Theory, educator workforce issues, and school choice. Dr. Hill’s latest publication was a co-authored chapter titled “Building a Community-based Charter School” in the forthcoming edited book by Clothey and Heidemann titled 

Another Way: Decentralization, Democratization and the Global Politics of Community-based Schooling. Dr. Hill is a licensed attorney and practiced law in Texas in the late 1990s. Dr. Hill lives in Jacksonville, Florida. She can be reached at 904-239-1127 and at