Dr. Stephanie J. Hull is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Since 2012, she has guided the day-to-day work of the Foundation’s signature programs in transforming university-based preparation of teachers and school leaders—the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in five states, the MBA in Education Leadership Fellowship in three states, and the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, being developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Hull also oversees the Woodrow Wilson suite of dissertation and junior faculty fellowships in the American academy’s strategic areas of need, including diversity and gender. She works closely with campus officers in ensuring the effectiveness of all Foundation partnerships. She has published commentaries in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Hechinger Report, and a number of regional media outlets on such subjects as teacher preparation, school segregation, diversity in the classroom, preparation of principals, and the ways in which more senior teachers mentor new colleagues.
Prior to her appointment at the Foundation, Dr. Hull was Head of the Brearley School, a girls’ K–12 college preparatory school in New York City. In that role she oversaw a staff of over 200 teachers and administrators and created both hiring standards and policy for teachers’ professional development. She also led a highly successful capital campaign and long-range planning process and oversaw the introduction of several new initiatives, including a partnership with a nearby public charter girls’ middle school and a summer travel/study program with trips to India, China and Vermont.
Dr. Hull began her academic career as an assistant professor in the Department of French and Italian at Dartmouth College, becoming Assistant Dean of the College after serving in that capacity for an interim year in her fourth year and discovering an affinity for administration. As a dean in the First-Year Office, Dr. Hull also taught as an adjunct assistant professor in the Women’s Studies Department and directed the Integrated Academic Support program, which provided tutoring to first-generation students and underrepresented minority students in English, math and physics. After six years at Dartmouth, Dr. Hull went on to serve for five years as the Assistant to the President and Secretary of the College at Mount Holyoke College, where she also taught as an adjunct in the French Department.
A Massachusetts native, Dr. Hull resides in Princeton and also has a home in Easton, Connecticut. She earned her bachelor’s degree in French Literature at Wellesley College and her master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard University in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Her dissertation focused on the cinematic adaptation of Enlightenment literature and culture.