Clifford Hill Collection
Professor Hill has held an endowed chair at Columbia University, the Arthur I. Gates Professor of Language and Education at Teachers College. He has also directed the Program in African Languages at the Institute of African Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs.
He has been a research fellow at a number of institutions abroad such as the Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik in Nijmegen and the Institut Nationale de Recherches Pédagogiques in Paris. In this country, his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Arts, the National Institute of Education, the Fulbright-Hays Commission, the National Institute on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment, the Social Science Research Council, and the American Council of Learned Societies as well as by private foundations such as the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. He has been invited to make presentations at universities and research institutions all over the world.
Professor Hill has served widely as a consultant to language and literacy programs in many parts of the world, especially in Africa and Asia. In recent years, he has worked in the People’s Republic of China to develop English language teaching in higher education. A major project has been to develop English language curriculum and assessment that supports Chinese students using the Internet to conduct research within their major fields of study. He is also directing a research team that is developing a digitally based bilingual curriculum for preschool education.
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