Catherine Hill

Dean, School of Education and Associate Professor of Education

School of Education


Ed.D, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, US
M.Ed., Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, US
M.A., Villanova University, PA, US
B.A., Saint Joseph College, MD, US

Dr. Catherine Hill joined the AUD community in January 2012 as Dean and Associate Professor in the newly established School of Education.

She began her career as a high school teacher of history and Spanish. In higher education, she has taught courses in education, sociology, and public administration, and held a number of academic appointments, including Director of Graduate Programs in Educational Leadership and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Villanova University. Most recently, she worked two years as Principal Writer and Special Assistant to the CEO and Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia.

Dr. Hill has conducted research, written widely, and given talks on issues concerning children of conflict, multicultural learning environments, and the purpose and philosophy of higher education. Her academic pursuits and personal interests have led her to spend considerable time in South America, Lebanon, India, Europe, the United Kingdom, and now Dubai.

When not teaching, speaking or traveling the world, she likes to read, write, listen to life, and follow the unexpected.