Hilary Swank

Plymouth State University

  Hilary Swank came to PSU in 2011 after completing a postdoctoral position at New York University. At PSU she teaches courses in human development and history and philosophy of education. In the past, her research has focused on two main areas: children’s cognitive development and math learning, and the history of U.S. elementary school reading and mathematics textbooks. Recently, she has begun a research partnership with the NH Department of Education and the NH Afterschool Network. Through this work, she plans to learn more about the value of after school programming in child development and education. Dr. Swank serves as the Co-Chair for the NH Afterschool Network’s Leadership Team. hkswank@plymouth.edu