Robert Hill

bachelor’s degree in English Education from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of South Florida. He holds an Ed.D. degree in Higher Education Administration from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), where he was awarded one of two annual national Programs for Higher Education graduate fellowships at the university’s main campus in Fort Lauderdale.


Dr. Hill has been either going to school or teaching and working for schools almost his entire life. He taught high school English in the public school system for about 10 years before beginning to work with adult learners in various higher education positions (i.e., Director of Student Services; Associate Dean; Coordinator of a Title III-Funded Academic Support Center; Academic Advisor; Coordinator of Student Teaching; Faculty Advisor; Department Chair; Doctoral Enrollment Counselor, and an Associate Professor) for the last twenty-six years at different private colleges.


Before coming to Savannah State University, Dr. Hill was a full-time associate professor of higher education leadership at NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education where he taught live, blended, and online graduate classes for twelve years. He also served as an online field associate and an applied-dissertation advisor and four of his doctoral students received outstanding dissertation awards.


He has been the Co-PI on a National Science Foundation Grant, and he has also been awarded faculty research grants at two private universities, including NSU. He is passionate about student affairs and his current research focus is on the professoriate & shared governance and free speech & civility on campus. He has presented at both regional and national conferences and he has published articles on both academic affairs- and student affairs-related topics.     


Dr. Hill is a member of the Association for the Study of Higher Education [ASHE], and the American Association of University Administrators [AAU] (on the board of directors and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Higher Education Management). He is a current reviewer for the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, and he is a peer reviewer/evaluator with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).