Dr. Kelli A. Hill
Dr. Kelli A. Hill is an Assistant Professor in Psychology and Human Development in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia. In 2008, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Directly following her time at Penn State, she earned her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Developmental Psychology at Howard University. After graduate school, Dr. Hill worked for private and nonprofit organizations in projects focusing on substance abuse prevention, mental health education, and gender-based health disparities. Dr. Hill instructed courses at Howard University, The Chicago School for Professional Psychology, and Montgomery College, shortly after that as an instructor of General Psychology and Lifespan Development.
Dr. Hill’s research centers on social impacts on adolescent development, which includes a broad study of parent—adolescent communication, self-efficacy, and social skills. Her goal is to bring awareness to more positive youth outcomes, and to create more resources for youth to improve their social and academic well-being. In addition, Dr. Hill is an advocate for social development and community change. She continues to be involved in both teaching and research communities.