Faculty and Staff Profiles

KANDI HILL-CLARKE
Dean Education, College of Education
Email: K.Hill-Clarke@memphis.edu
Office Location: Ball Hall 215
Office Hours: By appointment
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Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke is Dean of the College of Education and McRae Endowed Professor of School-based Clinical Practice at the University of Memphis.

Prior to joining the University of Memphis in January 2017, Dr. Hill-Clarke served as Dean of the College of Education at Indiana State University where she implemented and established a host of new programs and initiatives, including, the Bayh College of Education Scholars to Teachers Program (BEST), the Adams Endowed Professorship, the MBA in Educational Leadership and the Diversity, Inclusion and Global Engagement Taskforce.

In her role as dean of the College of Education at the University of Memphis, Dr. Hill-Clarke serves on the University Strategic Planning Committee, Institutional Effectiveness Council, the Tennessee Department of Education Task Force on Educator Preparation, and an Advisory Committee Member for the 2018 gubernatorial debate hosted by Leadership Tennessee. In addition, Dr. Hill-Clarke serves on the Faculty for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

Dr. Hill-Clarke also served as President of the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE), was a member of the Indiana Blue Ribbon Commission on the Recruitment and Retention of Excellent Educators and a member of the Indiana AdvanceEd Steering Council. As Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), Dr. Hill-Clarke was instrumental in the implementation of the Ready2Teach teacher education redesign and edTPA across Tennessee Board of Regents institutions.

Throughout her career in higher education, Hill-Clarke has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Dr. Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership Award, Igniting Excitement for Academic Excellence Award and the Thomas W. Briggs Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Hill-Clarke successfully completed the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership initiative program.

Dr. Hill-Clarke has been a featured presenter at numerous local, state, regional, and national conferences, invited to speak on administration, leadership, educator preparation redesign, and performance-based assessment. Hill-Clarke began her career as an elementary teacher with Germantown Schools. She earned a B.S. in elementary education at LeMoyne-Owen College, a Master’s in Reading Education at the University of Memphis, and an Ed.D. in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership with a concentration in Reading Education, also at the University of Memphis.



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