Dr. Edward [Ned] Hill teaches economic development policy, public policy and public finance in both the Glenn College and the City and Regional Planning section in the College of Engineering’s Knowlton School of Architecture.
Before coming to Ohio State, Hill was dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University for eight years and was Professor and Distinguished Professor of Economic Development.
He serves as nonresident senior fellow of The Brookings Institution, where he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Policy Program. He was chair of the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) from 2007 until 2010. His appointment to the Board ended in April 2014, making him the board’s longest serving member.
He has edited Economic Development Quarterly and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning Association. His latest co-authored book, Economic Adversity and Regional Economic Resilience, is expected to be published by Cornell University Press in 2016.
Crain’s Cleveland Business recognized Hill’s work in 2012 when he was listed in its Who’s Who, 150, Names to Know in Northeast Ohio. Hill is listed in Crain’s 2014 Power 150. Gov. Taft appointed him to Ohio’s Urban Revitalization Task Force, Gov. Strickland named him to the Automotive Industry Support Council, Gov. Kasich placed Hill on the state’s manufacturing task force, and former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Bill Batchelder appointed him to the Cooperative Education Advisory Board of the Ohio Board of Regents.
Hill holds a doctoral degree in economics, urban and regional planning, a Master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in economics and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania.