Department of Secondary and Middle School Education
Djanna Hill, Ed.D.
Office Hours: Spring 2016- Friday 11:30-2:00pm and by appointment
Department: Secondary and Middle School Education
Position: Full Professor, Tenured., Chair – Africana-World Studies Department
Area Specialization: Teacher Preparation for Urban Contexts (Community Teachers, Grow Your Own Programs), Womanist and Black Feminist Theoretical Frameworks, Multicultural Science Education (Science Teacher Education, STEM)
- Doctor of Education, Urban and Multicultural Education
Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University NY,NY
- Master of Education, Curriculum and Teaching
Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY
- Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Biology
College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA
- Bachelor of Science, Microbiology
Howard University, Washington, DC
AWS 2550 - The Black Woman Experience
CIEE 3260 – Science Methods and Assessment for Teaching K-6
CISE 3350 – Working Within Schools: Schools as Institutions and Communities
CISE 3250 – Teaching as Learning
WPU 1010 – The First Year Experience
Co-Principal Investigator. Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad Program, US Department of Education. Awarded $80,075.00.
Principal Investigator. Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow, The Taub Foundation. Awarded $417,000.
Co-Principal Investigator. Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Grants – Technology in Math and English/Language Arts – On TIME. Funded by the New Jersey Department of Education. Awarded $900,000.
Co-Principal Investigator. Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow, The Taub Foundation. Awarded $150,000.
Co-Principal Investigator. Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Grants – Inquiry in Math and Science - IMS. Funded by the New Jersey Department of Education. Awarded $820,365.
Editorships - Peer-Reviewed Journals
Hill, D. (2011 – 2013). Co-Editor. Advancing Women in Leadership Journal.
Agard-Jones, L. & Hill, D. (2009). Guest editors: Advancing the conversation. Multicultural Perspectives, 11 (4).
Hill, D.(2007). Guest editor. Special issue on black women educators. Advancing Women in Leadership, Volume 23, Winter 2007.
Chapman, T., Dixon, A, & Hill, D. (2005). Special issue editors: The portraiture methodology. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(1).
Books and Book Chapters
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.
Hill, D. (2010). Dismantling the master’s house: A call for womanism, herstory and the power of black women teacher educators. In T. Huber-Warring (Ed.), Storied inquires in international landscapes: An anthology of educational research. (pp. 71-80). Charlotte, NC: IAP.(A reprint from a 2002 journal article).
Hill, D. (2008). Portraiture. In L. Given (Ed)., The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods. (pp. 644-646). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
Hill, D. (2005). A charge to keep: Answering a call for transformative education in the
new millennium - The CORIBE documentary video. In J. King's Black education –civilization or barbarism: A transformative research and action agenda for human freedom in the new century (pp. 341-345). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Hill, D. (2003). Womanist traditions: Black women scholar-workers in teacher education. In,Duhon-Sells, R. & Agard-Jones, L. (Eds.), International perspectives on methods of improving education: Focusing on the quality of diversity (Mellon Studies in Education, volume 82) (pp. 15-35).Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon Press.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
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.
Chapman, T., Dixon, A, & Hill, D. (2005). Research as an aesthetic process: Extending the portraiture methodology. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(1) 16-26.
Hill, D. (2005). The poetry in portraiture: Seeing subjects, hearing voices, and feeling contexts. Qualitative Inquiry, 11 (1) 95-105.
Hill, D.& Gillette, M. (2005). Teachers for tomorrow in urban schools: Recruiting and supporting the pipeline. Multicultural Perspectives, 7 (3) 42-50.