Kirsten Dara Hill, Ph.D.
Teaching Areas:Elementary Certification, M.A. in Education
Research Areas:Literacy, Multicultural Education, Urban Education
Biography and Education
Dr. Hill prepares pre and in-service teachers for culturally sustaining pedagogies and home and school partnerships in urban and diverse teaching contexts. Her research centers around social networks and school choice in Detroit, the role of language that supports literacy acquisition among language minority students, and pre and in-service teachers’ negotiation of culturally sustaining pedagogies. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, including the Literacy Research Association, American Educational Research Association, and European Conference on Literacy. She has contributed her expertise on the educational landscape in a variety of media outlets, including the 1A Show, Newsy, Time Magazine, Detroit Today, The University Record, The University of Michigan-Dearborn Reporter and Bridge Michigan. Dr. Hill produces documentary short films that showcase her research on school choice in Detroit.
Ph.D., Michigan State University in Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy, with a concentration in Literacy, Language and Culture
M.Ed., Wayne State University, Reading Specialist Endorsement
AB.Ed. from the University of Michigan.