Ned Hill teaches economic development policy, public policy and public finance at Ohio State University. Before coming to Ohio State, Hill was dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University for eight years and was Professor and Distinguished Professor of Economic Development. Dr. Hill serves as nonresident Senior Fellow of The Brookings Institution, where he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Policy Program. He was chair of the Advisory Board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) from 2007 until 2010. He has edited Economic Development Quarterly and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning Association. Dr. Hill holds a Doctoral degree in Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, a Master’s degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.