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USM Faculty Member Editor for New Book on Adult Education Program Management

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:56pm | By: David Tisdale

Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability in Adult Education book coverDr. Lilian Hill, a professor of adult education in The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Education, is editor for a new book from Stylus Publishing, LLC, titled Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability in Adult Education.

The focus of the book is to help adult education practitioners become better informed about the critical functions of administering and running adult education programs, including those concerning assessment, evaluation, and accountability. Its target audience is adult educators who have been asked to serve on assessment committees, produce detailed reports for funders and accreditors, create a culture of assessment within their program and organization, and/or develop reports for accountability purposes.

Dr. Hill joined the USM faculty in 2005, serving the university as a program coordinator and department chair. Previously, she worked in adult education in Canada and the U.S., including in program development and coordination, academic department administration, conference management, faculty development, and teaching and advising. Her expertise incudes adult health learning and health literacy, and is author of multiple publications. She is co-editor of the Adult Learning Journal (2020-2023), and a member of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame’s class of 2018.

The USM School of Education is housed in the College of Education and Human Sciences. For information about the School, including more about Dr. Hill’s research, teaching and service at the University, visit


About Dr. Lilian Hill

Adult health learning and health literacy are Dr. Hill's primary areas of expertise. She has authored multiple publications on these topics, and broadened the concept to include chronic illness and global health issues. She co-wrote the chapter “Adult Education for Health and Wellness” in the 2010 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, and was editor of a special issue of Adult Learning on Health Literacy that attracted American and international authors to write articles. She also was editor for Adult Education for Health and Wellness (2011).