DR. SHARON HILL
Sharon Hill is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She holds a BA in Psychology from Delta State University (Cleveland, MS), an MPA from the University of Illinois (Chicago), an MA in Guidance and Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago) and a Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration from the University of Texas (Arlington).
Dr. Hill has thirty years of professional experience in government and human services in Georgia, Texas and Illinois. Positions have included Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budgeting, Director and Deputy Director of Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Director of Federal Regulations and Data for DFCS which includes the Office of Quality Assurance, SHINES (Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System) and Data Analysis and Reporting. Dr. Hill worked for the Texas Department of Human Services as a Supervisor for a long term care program for the elderly and persons with disabilities as well as a Management Development Specialist. In addition, she was also an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and an adjunct professor with Clark Atlanta University.
Dr. Hill is committed to strengthening families and ensuring that all children enjoy the rights and privileges of a safe and secure upbringing. She sincerely believes that she was created to be a blessing to others. She volunteered for ten years with Big Brothers and Sisters of Arlington, Texas. As a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, she has participated in a variety of community service projects. She is currently on the board of directors for youthSpark, an organization dedicated to ending child sex trafficking and the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) whose goal is to improve outcomes for at-risk youth and their families in Georgia. Dr. Hill is also the academic advisor for the Mentoring Enrichment Program for foster children in Fulton and Dekalb Counties; Academic Director for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and serves on the Georgia Supreme Court’s Committee on Justice for