The board of trustees of Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has named Anita Hill to the post of University Professor. Professor Hill joined the Brandeis faculty in 1998. Earlier, she taught at the law schools of Oral Roberts University and the University of Oklahoma. Professor Hill came to national prominence in 1991 when she accused Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.
Frederick M. Lawrence, professor and president of Brandeis University, stated that “Anita Hill is a national voice on the complex and often challenging issues of race, gender and workplace discrimination in America. Her legal and social scientific scholarship and her experience as a public servant have given her a perspective that she uses so effectively in the classroom, as a mentor to our students, and as a faculty colleague.”
Anita Hill is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Yale Law School.