Jill M. Humphries

College Instructor & Public Speaker in New York

Dr. Humphries is a multi-disciplinary Solutions Based Consultant with 25-years extensive experience designing and implementing solutions that resolve operational inefficiencies in public, private and nonprofit institutions. As an analyst & scholar activist, Dr. Humphries has consulted on legal, public administration, public health, and environmental initiatives in the United States, Zimbabwe and the Caribbean.

Dr. Humphries's expertise spans African descent cultures, gender & sexuality, and environmental studies. She has taught at The Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University and currently is a distance learning instructor with the Africana Studies program at the University of Toledo. She is Associate Editor for Ìrìnkèrindò: Journal of African Migration.

She was recognized by the National Lawyers Guild in 2015 as Legal Worker of the Year for her outstanding legal observer work in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. She’s also a 1993 Humanitarian Awardee from Crenshaw United Methodist Church in recognition of her work in Africa.

Dr. Humphries' was the senior researcher and co-author of the NLG Mass Defense Committee Leadership Capacity Building Report. The first empirical study to assess local chapter mass defense systems since its' founding 78-years ago. As an analyst for the think-tank Rand Corporation, she conducted best practices research on welfare-to-work programs, policy and compliance.

She is also a Global Health practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Public Health. While serving as a Research Analyst in Zimbabwe for UMC General Board of Global Ministries, she documented the role of U.S. foreign policy in Southern African hot zones and its impact on health care services to refugees and internally displaced persons. In 1991, she continued this work by successfully launching the Zimbabwe Community Health Project in Southern Africa. In this role, Dr. Humphries led an eight-member team, coordinated the needs assessment and led primary research activities between the team and Zimbabwe government officials, NGOs and private citizens.

Dr. Humphries earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Administration from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at University of Southern California. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Masters Degree in Public Health from the University California, Los Angeles, and a Gender Studies Certificate from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

  • Work
    • Solutions Based Consultant
  • Education
    • PhD, School of Policy, Planning & Development, University of Southern California
    • MPH, School of Public Health, University California Los Angeles
    • BA, Anthropology, University California Los Angeles