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Distinguished Professor of Humanics: Anthony C. Hill 2018-2019

Anthony C. Hill 2018-2019

Title of Humanics Lecture:
Promoting Healthy Masculinity

Earned Degrees:
B.S., Springfield College, 1992
M.S.W, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
D.Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011

Current or final title at Springfield College:
Associate Professor

Short statement that describes what it means to be a Distinguished Professor of Humanics:
Being a Jesse Parks Scholar and receiving an education at Springfield College as a first-generation college student radically transformed my life! After graduating from Springfield College in 1992, I went to the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. I have worked for more than 10 years as a school social worker/school adjustment counselor, assistant principal, and principal in Springfield Public Schools. I have served as the associate director of field work at the Smith College School for Social Work for six years (2006-2012). In May 2011, I graduated with a doctorate of education (Ed.D.) from the educational policy, research, and administration program at the University of Massachusetts. I have been a faculty member at Springfield College in the Department of Social Work since September, 2012. My experiences at Springfield College boosted my confidence both academically and socially and the Humanics Philosophy and my undergraduate studies in Human Services and Administration was pivotal in my career success as a social worker, school counselor, principal, professor, and church and community leader. Being named the Distinguished Professor of Humanics for 2018-2019 was both humbling and gratifying. I am glad that this honor allows me to be a role model and a support to diverse students and all SC students. I am grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to share the wisdom I learned from the first-class education that began at Springfield College and to work toward making this world a better place.

Short statement that describes how you continued to live the Humanics mission after your year as Distinguished Professor of Humanics:
I have the honor to continue to work with male high school and college students about the importance of taking care of themselves physically, emotionally, in navigating the complexity of relationships, education, and societal pressures, challenges, and demands of becoming a mature, healthy, and responsible young adults. I view my work as a service to addressing issues of violence against women, sexual assault, sexual harassment, racism, bullying, and many other social ills. I creatively engage young men with the goal to promote healthy, respectful manhood, and am part of the solution in promoting the awareness of mental illness, discussing mental health stigma, and having a discussion with young men about the importance of asking for and receiving help for various challenges in life. I see my work as a valuable service to this community impacting the next generation of young men to be reflective, insightful, caring, and healthy as they transition to adulthood.


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