Take Five. A Moment With Our Alumni – Dr. Timothy E. Hill

NCU alumni Dr. Timothy E. Hill

Earning his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, Dr. Timothy E. Hill is currently a Functional Analyst, Senior Principal for CACI, International, Inc., an information technology company headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Dr. Hill has published several articles including Reducing an Insurgency’s Foothold: Using Army Sustainability Concepts as a Tool of Security Cooperation for AFRICOM for the Army Environmental Policy Institute and Focus on the Future: Institutionalizing Sustainability into the Army for Engineer Professional Bulletin.

Dr. Hill served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army from December 1977 to July 2014. He was both a Colonel and a Director, Operational Energy and Contingency Basing during his distinguished military career. His proudest moment was being a commander in Iraq observing his soldiers do their jobs extremely well during very difficult circumstances.

Read on to learn more about Dr. Hills’ challenges as an online student, his advice for prospective students, and his biggest source of inspiration during his doctoral journey.

1. What are some of the most difficult challenges you have faced as a student and how did you overcome those challenges? 

Producing my assignment when I was traveling a lot in the Middle East.

2. How did your family or friends support you during your educational journey? Have you inspired any of them to pursue a higher degree?

My family and friends were very supportive by giving me time and space to accomplish my assignments.

3. What advice do you have for prospective students interested in enrolling in your same program at NCU? 

It is a great school. The subjects are only as hard as one makes them, and the one on one student/professor interaction cannot be beat. Online study is flexible to a point, one still needs to get the work accomplished in seven days.

4. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which would you pick and why?

Bible because it has all the answers to living life, relationships, and faith.  I am a firm believer in having a balance with Mind, Body, and Spirit.

5. Who is your biggest source of inspiration and why? 

My Dad because he was the smartest man I ever knew.