Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles professor of media, cities, and solutions at Temple University. He is currently the host of BET News and has appeared on Fox, CNN and MSNBC as a political and cultural commentator. He is the founder and director of The People’s Education Center in Philadelphia, as well as the owner of Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books. 

Trained as an anthropologist of education, Hill focuses his research on the intersections between culture, politics, and education in the United States and the Middle East. Ebony Magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential black leaders. Hill is the author of several books, including Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy, and the Politics of Identity , Media, Learning, and Sites of Possibility, and The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America.

Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University

Areas of Expertise: African American Politics, Politics & Political Issues, Culture & Cultural Issues, Anthropology, Education, Social Issues, Hip-Hop, Globalization

Location: New York, NY & Philadephia, PA

Contact Info:

Phone: (917) 842-4122
Office (Temple): (215)-204-4830
Twitter: @marclamonthill

 **Important note: When you contact Marc, please also email his assistant Shunta Wilborn at

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Added January 2013.

Last verified January 2021.