Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Doctor of Education, Urban and Multicultural Education 


Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Master of Education, Curriculum and Teaching 


College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA

Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Biology 


Howard University, Washington, DC

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology 


Professional Experience__________________________________

Teaching Experience

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses Taught:

Elementary Science Methods

First Year Seminar

Integrated Science

Historical Context of American Schooling

Introduction to Teaching

Middle School Science Methods

Multicultural Education 

Methods of Teaching 

Research Methods

Residency Seminar

Secondary Science Methods 

The Black Woman Experience

Student Community Service


Professor of Education, Tenured, Department of Secondary/Middle School Education, 

2009 – current.  Associate Professor of Education, 2005 – 2009.  Assistant Professor, 2001 – 2005.  Instructor, 2000 – 2001.  College of Education, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. Teaching, undergraduate and graduate student 

advisement, department program development and committee work.  

Appointed September 2001.


Instructor, Department of Curriculum and Teaching. Teachers College, Columbia University, 

    New York, NY.  1997 – 2000.


Instructor, Department of Education and Continuing Studies. Our Lady of the Elms College, 

    Chicopee, MA.  1998.    


Instructor/Practitioner in Residence, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

    William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ.  1996 – 1997.


Science Teacher. Summer Institute of Environmental Sciences, Towson State University, 

    Towson, MD.  Grades 7-12.  1995.


Biology Teacher. Baltimore City College High School, Baltimore City Public Schools, 

    Baltimore, MD.  Grades 9 & 11.  1993 – 1995.


Teaching Fellow, Department of Biology, Quinebaug Valley Community-Technical 

    College, Danielson, CT.  1992 – 1993.  


Leadership/Administrative Positions

Department Chair, Department of Africana-World Studies, William Paterson University, 2014 

    – Present


Director, Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at William Paterson University, Phase II, 2015 

– Present.


Director, K-12 undergraduate program, Department of Secondary/Middle School 

    Education, William Paterson University.  2013 – 2014.


Scholarship Coordinator, Robert Noyce Scholarship Grant, William Paterson University. 

    2010 – 2014


Department Chair, Department of Secondary/Middle School Education, William Paterson 

    University.  2004, 2006 – 2009, 2013.


Director, Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow Program, William Paterson University.

2005 - 2011.    


Academic Content Coordinator, Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Grants – 

    Technology in Math and English/Language Arts – On TIME. William Paterson 

    University. 2006 – 2009.


Content and Evaluation Coordinator, Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Grants – 

    Inquiry in Math and Science - IMS, William Paterson University. 2003 – 2006.


Academic Coordinator, Benjamin Banneker Academy for Community Development, 

    Grades 7-12.  Brooklyn, NY.  1995 – 1996.




Selected Publications__________________________________

Hill, D.  (2013). Constructivist and multicultural science:  Methods, labs, and teaching tools

    for K-8 Classrooms, 2nd Edition. Custom Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.


Schultz, B., Gillette, M., & Hill, D.  (2011). Teaching as political:  Theoretical perspectives for 

    understanding the grow your own movement. In Skinner, E., Garreton, M., and Schultz, 

    B. (Eds)., Grow your own teachers: Grassroots change for teacher education. (pp. 5-

    21). New York:  TC Press. 


Hill, D. and Newton, R.  (2010). A pipeline program for urban community teachers:  Standing in 

    the gap of achievement and possibility.  In B. Allison & B. Berghoff (Eds.) The 2010 E-

    Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research SIG of the American Educational

    Research Association (AERA).(pp. 17-25). Los Angeles, CA:  CalState.


Agard-Jones, L. & Hill, D.  (2009). Special topics focus:  Exploring current notions of education 

    that is multicultural.  Multicultural Perspectives, 11 (4) 185 – 186.


Schultz, B., Gillette, M., & Hill, D.  (2008). A theoretical framework for understanding grow

    your own teachers.  The Sophist’s Bane, 4 (1 & 2) 69-80.


Hill, D.& Gillette, M.  (2005). Teachers for tomorrow in urban schools:  Recruiting and 

    supporting the pipeline.  Multicultural Perspectives, 7 (3) 42-50.


Curriculum Guides, Program Evaluations, and Handbooks

Hill, D. & Kalaramadam, S.  (2012). The NJ – India project at William Paterson University:  

    Exploring challenges of multiculturalism and globalism lesson plan chronicle.  Funded by 

    the US Department of Education.


Hill, D. (2009). Improving teacher quality partnership – Research, explore & learn lesson plan 

            chronicle.  Funded by the New Jersey Department of Education.


Hill, D. (2006). Inquiry in math and science lesson plan chronicle, volume 2.  Funded by the 

New Jersey Department of Education.


Hill, D., with PT4T counselors.  (2006). The Paterson teachers for tomorrow summer program 

    teacher’s guide – “Who I am and where I’m from.”Funded by the Taub Foundation.


Hill, D. (2004). Inquiry in math and science lesson plan chronicle, volume 1. Funded by the 

New Jersey Department of Education.



Selected Conference Presentations______________________

Invited Symposia and Keynotes

“Fighting for justice in classrooms & communities: The intersections of globalization, youth action and teacher preparation.” (November 2015).  Panel presentation at the Taller Internacional Nueva Ciencia Política o Ciencia Política Desde El Sur y Coloquio sobre Filosofía.  University of Havana, Cuba.  


“Aspiring Teachers of Color:  Strategies to Expand Pathways to the Teaching Profession in Urban Schools.” (April 2013). Great Teachers for Our City Schools 6th Annual Summit, Denver, CO.


“The Achievement Gap:  Building Success for All Students.”  Keynote Speaker. Mt. Holly Public Schools Professional Development Day. Mt. Holly, NJ.  October 2012.


 “Womanist theory and epistemology.” (March, 2011). Women’s History Month Celebration. William Paterson University, NJ.


“The African impact on the African American experience:  Between race and culture.” (March 2011). The Cross-Cultural Arts Festival. William Paterson University, NJ.


“Diversity in middle school education.” (April 2007).  Keynote Speaker.  School #26, Paterson, NJ.


Service to the Community (selected)

Civil and Human Rights Commission, Bloomfield, NJ (2014 - )

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Community Day, Bloomfield, NJ (2015, 2016)

Professional Development Consultant – diversity, science education, achievement (2005 –)

New Jersey American Council on Education Network (ACE-NET). WPUNJ Executive 

    Committee (2009 -)

Paterson, NJ Public School District High School Renewal Initiative.  (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011)

Paterson, NJ Public School District Consultant.  (Spring 2010)

Paterson, NJ Public School District Equity and Diversity Council.  (Spring 2006)