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 Management Development Specialist and a Supervisor for a long term care program for the elderly and persons with disabilities. She also worked in Illinois in case management and supervisory positions in community mental health, child protective services, foster care and adoptions for both state and non-profit agencies.
Dr. Hill’s current evaluation and research includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy for adults, Georgia Youth Opportunities Initiative, Trauma-Informed Care and Children in Need of Services (CHINS). Her current committee work includes the Georgia Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children and the Georgia Conference on Children and Families.