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Arlene Hill

Assistant Dean, Career Services & Alumni Engagement Kogod School of Business

Arlene Hill has been at American University as the head of KCCD since June 2009. Throughout her 15+ years in academia, she has educated undergraduate and graduate students on lifelong career management skills at Georgetown University, Indiana University, Bowling Green State University (OH), and the University of Findlay. During her Masters’ degree in College Student Personnel, Arlene focused on adult learning and development, particularly how adults make career and life transitions. Other topics of interest include generational understanding, networking strategies for introverts, decision making, emotional intelligence/cognitive development, and positive psychology. Prior to making a career transition into higher education, Arlene was a musical theater actress in Chicago for 7 years with a day job in the financial services industry at Kemper Financial Services and ZKS Real Estate. She is currently working on a doctorate in Business Psychology.


BA, English; MA, College Student Personnel with focus in Adult Learning; PhD Business Psychology (in progress)

Favorite Spot on Campus
the gardens overlooking the Woods-Brown ampitheater
KSB - Ctr for Career Devel
Kogod - 122E
Contact Info
(202) 885-1939

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