University of Washington
Paul Hill is a Professor in the University of Washington's Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, where he served as Acting Dean from 2002-2003. He is also the director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The program, which is funded by foundations and businesses, studies alternative governance systems for public elementary and secondary education. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution. Before joining the University of Washington faculty, Paul Hill worked for 17 years as a Senior Social Scientist in RAND's Washington Office. For most of that time his research focused on the reform of elementary and secondary education. He conducted studies of site based management, governance of decentralized school systems, effective high schools, business-led education reforms, and immigrant education. He also contributed to studies of defense research, development and acquisition policy. While at RAND he served as Director of Washington Operations (1981-87) and Director of the Education and Human Resources program (1979-80). While a government employee he directed the National Institute of Education's Compensatory Education Study (a congressionally-mandated assessment of federal aid to elementary and secondary education) and conducted research on housing and education for the Office of Economic Opportunity. He also served two years as a Congressional Fellow and Congressional staff member.