- Executive Director, Cowen Institute, Tulane University, Professor of Practice, PreK-12 Education Programs
Dr. Amanda Kruger Hill is an award-winning educational leader with almost twenty years of experience. In addition to serving as Cowen Institute’s Executive Director, Professor Hill teaches two courses at Tulane, which she co-designed: Education in a Diverse Society (EDLA 2000) and Leadership (SLAM 3010/SISE 4020). Amanda earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johns Hopkins University as well as her Master’s in Educational Leadership, Principal Licensure, and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Education from the University of California, Berkeley. Amanda is a former high school teacher and principal. As an educational entrepreneur, Amanda was on the design teams for the first youth-initiated high school in the United States, the Reach Institute for School Leadership, and New Harmony High, an award-winning XQ Super School. Additionally, she provided system-level leadership at New Schools for New Orleans and College Summit (now Peer Forward). Dr. Hill has coaching certifications from Tulane Leadership Institute and the National Equity Project and has mentored aspiring leaders through Columbia University’s Principals’ Academy and Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principal’s Academy Fellowship, and Tulane’s Leadership Institute and Antiracist Leadership Program. She has served on task forces with the Department of Education and volunteered on several boards. Amanda received a public commendation for Outstanding Community Impact as well as a Tulane Research, Scholarship, and Artistic Achievement Award, and was selected as one of Gambit’s 40 under 40 and Tulane Women’s Association’s Woman of the Year.