Elford Rawls-Dill, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Counseling and Leadership. Over the last 23 years, Rawls-Dill has devoted his life to teaching, mentoring, coaching, and leading both students and staff in New Jersey private- and public-schools. He has successfully led the effort to increase culturally responsive educational practices in school and community settings, and has worked diligently to research and implement equitable educational practices designed to positively impact the experiences of marginalized groups in schools.
As a school principal and district administrator, he worked to formalize curriculum implementation with a high level of success and has successfully led student-centered educational reforms grounded in rigorous academic standards and relevant 21st Century learning models designed to enhance the learning experiences for all students. In addition to curriculum design, Rawls-Dill serves as a mentor to students, teachers, and his fellow administrators.
Dr. Rawls-Dill currently serves as director of Curriculum & Instruction at the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District. He enjoys reading, researching, gaming, and podcasting and resides in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, with his family.