Edward W. (Ned) Hill is Dean and Professor of Economic Development at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs; Nonresident Senior Fellow of The Brookings Institution, where he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Policy Program; and Nonresident Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of California at Berkeley though his membership in the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Building Resilient Regions. He chaired the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) from 2007 to 2010, where he remains a member of the advisory board. Hill is also a member of the board of directors of MAGNET, the MEP affiliate organization in Northeast Ohio and he is a member of United Way of Cleveland’s strategic planning committee. Ned writes on economic development and urban public policy and edited Economic Development Quarterly from 1994 to 2005.
Ned was named an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou in December 2011. In October 2012, CSU and South China University of Technology formally announced a partnership to expand scholarly ties and promote closer academic collaboration.