Novella S. Hill, DM/IST -- Director
Dr. Hill is a retired Federal Government civil servant who was employed in both civilian and military agencies. She held leadership roles (policy) in a variety of disciplines, such as administration, business and technology, logistics, and organizational and strategic management. She has also been an adjunct professor at the University of the Potomac in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Potomac College and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Information Systems Management from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. She earned a doctorate in Management—Organizational Leadership with a Specialization in Information Systems Technology (DM/IST) from the University of Phoenix in Arizona. Her doctoral dissertation is titled The Underrepresentation of Women of Color in the STEM Field—A Phenomenological Study.
Dr. Hill’s pursuit of a doctorate degree was a lifelong, higher educational goal to position her with the academic knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in advanced research in fields, such as STEM, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), and related fields. She is a member of ISACA—Information Systems Audit and Control Association, AAUW—American Association of University Women, AWIS—Association for Women in Science, and DMD--Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.
Dr. Hill is a volunteer member of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry as well as an active participant of her community Homeowners’ Association. Some of her other most memorable and fulfilling volunteer roles have been as mentor, coach, and adviser to family, friends, associates, and colleagues.
Dr. Hill is an art enthusiast and enjoys visiting art museums and exhibitions; her favorite art genre is impressionist paintings. Her favorite music genre is traditional gospel. Although she has many interests and hobbies, her priorities are spending quality time with family and friends, pursuing lifelong learning, reading, traveling, and honing photography skills. Her favorite quote is "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." – Anatole France.
Dr. Hill is passionate about education and focuses on giving back by helping others in their academic and life pursuits. She fondly remembers and values the leadership, guidance, and direction of educators and family who helped her realize her academic goals.
Dr. Hill is the proud mother of a son and daughter and the very proud grandmother of two granddaughters.