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Marjorie Jackson

Assistant Professor of Academic Strategies Marjorie Jackson Teaches Mindfulness Skills for Academic Success

Hillyer's Marjorie Jackson realized early in her tenure at UHart that first-year students began their first year of college without the ability to stay focused, think critically, and own their learning. These traits led to her research, and then development of The Mindful Learning Framework: Principles to Guide Thinking and Learning.

Myeisha Boyd '17, Analyst, Goldman-Sachs

Myeisha Boyd '17

Myeisha Boyd is working as an analyst with Goldman Sachs in its Investment Banking–Operations Division and says her educational experience at UHart and Hillyer College has prepared her for her career in many ways. She recently graduated from New York University with a master's in public administration.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services Noel Casiano Directs New Human Services Concentration at Hillyer College

Noel Casiano
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Services Noel Casiano, PhD, joined Hillyer College last fall to oversee a new Human Services Concentration. Launching in fall 2021, the new concentration includes new psychology courses that are open to all Hillyer students, not just those preparing for social services careers.

Professor of English Joyce Ashuntantang Wins Prestigious African Literature Award

Joyce Ashuntantang

Hillyer College Professor of English Joyce Ashuntantang's book of poetry, Beautiful Fire has won the prestigious African Literature Association (USA), Book of the Year Award – Creative Writing (2020). The Award is given for an outstanding book of African literature, published in the preceding calendar year by an African writer. 

Disaster Investigation Expert, Professor of Biology Stephan Bullard is Researching COVID-19

Stephan Bullard
Stephan Bullard is UHart’s disaster research expert. After all, he is the author of, A Day-by-Day Chronicle of the 2013-16 Ebola Outbreak (Springer, 2018) which describes in detail the daily progression of Ebola as the disease traveled across Africa, Europe, and the United States. It is one of the publisher’s top-selling books on scientific research.

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Hillyer College Professor of Sociology Woody Doane and Criminal Justice major Dana Brooks '22 were interviewed by FOX61 News Race and Culture Reporter Raquel Harrington about Critical Race Theory (CRT) as part of the station's coverage of Black History Month. Doane has taught CRT at the college level for 30 years and explains it focuses on how racism and issues of racism are embedded in American History from the beginning, Dana talks about how her high school courses on Black American history, didn't tell the entire story.  


More News from Hillyer College

Associate Professor of Politics and Government Bilal Sekou appeared on WNPR's The Wheelhouse to discuss the virtual Democratic National Convention, mail-in voting, and a CT GOP-endorsed candidate for congress who remained on the ballot despite domestic violence allegations against him. Listen now.

Associate Professor of Politics and Government Bilal Sekou appeared on WNPR's The Wheelhouse to participate in a discussion on the nation-wide demonstrations against police brutality that sometimes turn violent. Listen now.

Management Student's Internship Helps Amazon Fulfillment Center Connect With Local Charities. Read more.

Communication Student Accepted Into Disney Internship Program. Read more.

Internship at State Legislature Fuel's Student's Passion for Politics. Read more.

Professor of English Marcia Seabury Retires. Read more.

Professor Robert Churchill's Book About the Underground Railroad Sheds Light on Culture of Violence. Read more.

From Social Worker to Personal Trainer, Alumna Credits Hillyer With Her Success. Read more.

Associate Professor Bilal Sekou Co-Authors Op-ed on Expanding Voter Rights in Connecticut. Read more.

Associate Professor Bilal Sekou Honored at 100 Men of Color Event and Gala. Read more.

Associate Professor Joyce Ashuntangtang Leads Discussion With World-Renowned Author. Read more.

Grammy-Nominated Producer and Songwriter Brandon Korn A'11 Receives 2019 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Read more.

Hillyer College Presents 2019 Outstanding Faculty Awards. Read more.

Silver Marbiah A'19 Reflects on Hillyer Success. Read more.

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