David R. Hill is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Dr. Hill earned a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh and has an M.S.L. (Disability Law) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Dr. Hill has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities across a variety of settings. Prior to earning his Ph.D. at Pitt, Dr. Hill spent 11 years in K-12 education as an Administrator and as a National Board Certified Teacher serving students with a variety of disabilities including cognitive and physical disabilities.
Dr. Hill's primary research interests are developing effective inclusive evidence-based practices for students with disabilities, examining the use of technologies to improve student and teacher outcomes, and analyzing legal issues in special education and how they impact school districts.
(In Press) Brunvand, S., & Hill, D.R. Gamifying Your Teaching: Guidelines for Integrating Gameful Learning in the Classroom. College Teaching.
Hill, D.R. & Brunvand, S., (2018). Gaming the System: Helping Students Level-Up Their Learning. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Hill, D.R. & Lemons, C.J. (2015). Early-Grade Curriculum-Based Reading Measures for Students with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability (2015)
Reichow B, Lemons CJ, Maggin DM, Hill DR. Beginning reading interventions for children and adolescents with intellectual disability. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD011359
Hill, D. R., King, S. A., & Mrachko, A. A. (2013). Students with autism, service dogs, and public schools: A review of state laws. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.
Hill, D.R., King, S.A., Lemons, C.J., & Partanen, J.N. (2012). Fidelity of implementation and instructional alignment in response to intervention research. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice. 27(3), 116-124.