Overview

Jerell Hill is the Dean for the School of Human Development and Education at Pacific Oaks College. He is a dynamic scholar-practitioner being a voice for educational justice and diversity equity and inclusion. His current research includes teacher preparation and academic achievement. Additional areas of research include Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs), student motivation, educational administration, special education, and urban schools.

Dr. Jerell Hill has over 20 years of service as an educator. Dr. Hill is proud to have taught within many diverse populations and in a range of urban educational contexts, including special education, middle school, high school, undergraduate, graduate, academic development, and employment training programs. Additionally, he became a Principal, District Administrator, and Assistant Superintendent before working in higher education. Dr. Hill has been a Keynote Speaker, published peer-reviewed articles, a book chapter, and developed a curriculum for the adult education workforce program, and led an academic mission for international graduate students.

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