Peter B. Hilton, PhD, is an accomplished educator who has taught at the middle school and university levels for over 30 years. Today, he serves as an associate professor at Saint Xavier University’s College of Continuing and Adult Education, which he joined back in 1992. Since then, he has taught graduate, staff development and education foundation courses as part of the Teacher Leadership and Graduate Reading programs. Prior to joining Saint Xavier University, Dr. Hilton taught as a Title I teacher in the town of Cicero and instructed sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students at Lincoln Hall Middle School, a public school in Lincolnwood, Ill. Dr. Hilton’s professional success is aided by his educational foundation, which includes a bachelor’s degree from San José State University, a Master of Arts in American studies from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in teaching from National Louis University, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

As a research instructor, Dr. Hilton has discussed his findings at various associations and conventions, including the National Middle School Association Convention, the International Reading Association National Convention, the Association for the Advancement of Curriculum National Conference, the American Educational Research Association National Conference, the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing: Curriculum and Pedagogy National Conference, and the Illinois Reading Council Conference. Moreover, Dr. Hilton maintains affiliation with the International Literacy Association.

Utilizing his extensive knowledge in the pedagogy of teaching, Dr. Hilton has contributed to SAGE publications such as “Subject Matter as Experience: A Guide to Curriculum in Education” and “Sage’s Encyclopedia of Curriculum.” He also contributed to “Pedagogies of the Imagination: Mythopoetic Curriculum in Educational Practice.”

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