June K. Hilton is an adjunct professor in the School of Educational Studies and the Center for Information Systems & Technology at Claremont Graduate University. Additionally, she serves as the director of educational services for the Claremont Unified School District. She has extensive K-12 experience, teaching all levels of mathematics and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) as well as site and district administration. She holds valid teaching (science and math) and administrative credentials in New Jersey and California as well as National Board Certification in adolescent/young adult science – physics, having completed the renewal process in 2013.
Hilton earned both her BA in secondary education and MA in science & math education from the University of Rhode Island and her PhD in Education from Claremont Graduate University. Her postsecondary experience includes teaching mathematics to undergraduate students at Stockton University in New Jersey and later at the University of California, Riverside. She also taught science education methods classes to teacher candidates at the University of La Verne. She has taught quantitative methods classes to master and doctoral students at CGU in both the School of Educational Studies as well as the Center for Information Systems & Technology. She also co-taught a transdisciplinary course at CGU with three other professors (two at CGU and one at San Jose State University) titled “Reasoning for the Social Sciences: Transdisciplinary Perspectives.” The goal of this course was to introduce students to the techniques of transdisciplinary reasoning for the social sciences. Students utilized various analytical tools to examine local, national, and global issues. Hilton has served on numerous dissertation committees as either a chair or member. This experience allows her the opportunity to work closely with students who are conducting and presenting research results on the most current and innovative educational issues and topics.
Hilton’s professional interests center on areas that affect student achievement in the STEM fields, specifically equity issues in science and mathematics, as well as teacher preparation. She recently completed work on two research projects at CGU. The first was the Claremont Colleges STEM Initiative (CCSI) Project funded by the National Science Foundation aimed at improving STEM education by increasing the number and quality of STEM teachers through innovative teacher preparation, professional development, and research into STEM teaching and learning. CCSI was a collaborative effort between education faculty from Claremont Graduate University and STEM faculty from the Claremont Colleges. Her role in this project was to assist in the calibration of the observation tools to determine best practices in STEM teaching. The second project involved the identification and observation of highly effective teachers of vulnerable student populations (e.g., English learners and underrepresented groups) to identify instructional practices that promote student learning.
Co-authored with Christopher Njunge, et al. “Home Field Advantage in Major League Soccer”. Proceedings of the 2020 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2020), August 10-14, 2020, Virtual Conference Presentation.
“Finding the Experts: Selection Criteria of Highly Effective Teachers.” In Highly Effective Teachers for Vulnerable Students: Practice Transcending Theory, edited by Mary Poplin and Claudia Bermudez. Peter Lang, 2019.
Co-authored with April Moreno, et al. “An Environmental Assessment of School Shade Tree Canopy and Implications for Sun Safety Policies: The Los Angeles Unified School District”, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information: Vol. 4, Issue 2, 607-625. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi4020607
Co-authored with R. McClintock, et al. “Integrating Environmental Science into Information Technology Content to Generate Student Interest. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Lima, Peru, August 12-15, 2010. https://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2010/547/
Co-authored with David E. Drew. “ScienceMaps: An Online Resource Portal for Standards-Based Science Instruction using Geographic Information System Technology.” In Emerging Spatial Information Systems and Applications, edited by Brian N. Hilton. IGI Global, 2006.
“The Effect of Technology on Student Science Achievement.” In Cognitively Informed Systems: Utilizing Practical Approaches to Enrich Information Presentation and Transfer, edited by Eshaa M. Alkhalifa. IGI Global, 2006.