Marian University, central Indiana’s only Catholic liberal arts university, announced today that Lindan B. Hill, Ph.D., has been promoted to assistant vice president and director of the Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership. The Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning Leadership is dedicated to recruiting extraordinary leadership talent from across the United States and refining their values, knowledge, skills, and performances to transform low performing schools into schools where student achievement surpasses the best school jurisdictions in the world.
Hill joined Marian University in 2006 as the dean of the School of Education. He previously served for five years as director of teacher education at Manchester College and as superintendent of Eastern Howard School Corporation from 1983-2001. He has served as adjunct faculty at Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Oakland City University. In total, Hill has 32 years of experience in public school teaching and administration.
Hill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Indiana University-Bloomington, Master of Science in Special Education at Purdue University, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education and Education Administration at Purdue University.
Hill has served on numerous professional committees and advisory groups, including serving as president of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. In 1996, Hill was awarded the Distinguished Hoosier designation from then Governor Evan Bayh. In 2001, he was awarded Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiana’s highest civilian award, from Governor Frank O’Bannon.
Hill recently co-authored a book with Ian Mitroff and Murat Alpaslan titled Rethinking the Education Mess: A Systems Approach to Education Reform. The book is being published by Palgrave McMillan Publishing and will be released this fall.