St. Cloud State Today

Jennifer Hill

Company: St. Cloud State University

Position: Assistant Professor, Teacher Development / Graduate Director, School Library Media

Areas of Expertise

  • Children’s literature
  • Administration of school libraries
  • Impact of COVID-19 on K-12 education

Publications & Accomplishments



  • Hill, J. & Prestebak, J. (2019). Theory Into Practice: What Do New Library/Technology Leaders Need to Know? Information Technology Educators of Minnesota Conference. Brooklyn Park, MN.
  • Hill, J. (2020). Elementary Principals and Social Media.  National Social Science Association Virtual Conference.
  • Hill, J. (2020). We Are Trees.  International Society of Technology in Education Virtual Conference. Video
  • Hill, J. & Prestebak, J. (2021). Don’t Worry Be Awesome! National Association of School Librarians. Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Reimer, T. & Hill, J. (2021). Addressing Technology Inequities: Closing the Digital Divide. National Summit on Educational Equity Digital Conference.
  • Hill, J. & Reimer, T. (2022). Applying Equity Literacy to Address the Digital Divide. St. Cloud State University Provost Virtual Summit.
  • Hill, J. & Prestebak, J. (2022). Don’t Worry Be Awesome! Information Technology Educators of Minnesota. Rochester, MN.
  • Hill, J. (2023). Book-Talking the Best: Award Winning Children’s and Middle Grade Literature of 2023.  Minnesota Library Association, St. Paul, MN.
  • Hill, J. (2023). Curating Your Elementary Collection: Looking Through A New Lens. American Association of School Librarians National Conference, Tampa Bay, FL.
  • Hill, J. (2022). Developing a University Children’s Collection Using PLACID. Minnesota Library Association. Duluth, MN.
  • Reimer, T. & Hill, J. (2023). Sustained Technology Practices Implemented During COVID-19 That Address Educational Inequities. International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL) Conference
  • Reimer. T. & Hill, J. (2022). Leading in a New Era: How COVID-19 Transformed the School-Home Partnership. University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) Annual Convention
  • Wheeler, D. & Hill, J. (2023). The Impact of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Reading Practices. Minnesota Association for Family and Early Education. St. Cloud, MN.


Ed.D. from Bethel University.


Jennifer Hill, Ed. D currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Development at St. Cloud State University. She is also the Graduate Director of the School Library Media Program.

She has published articles in several journals such as Tech Trends and Collections Management and has presented at national conferences including the American Association of School Librarians and on YouTube via the TED-Ed channel. Her favorite children’s book is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.