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Dr. Herb Hamilton 

"The Professor"

Dr. Herb Hamilton, (AKA) “The Professor,” is a proud educator, retired military veteran, author, entrepreneur, and mediator/litigator for the judicial system. His primary areas of teaching are Adult & Higher Education, Human Resource, Psychology, Oral Communication and Applications of Technology. Additionally, he has taught at several high schools.

Currently, Herb works as a mediator/litigator for the judicial system, a human resource consultant, professor, and farmer. Moreover, Herb’s professorship began in 2003, at Blackhawk Technical College, where he was the first African American Male Professor, teaching several undergraduate courses. Later, in 2005, he joined Cardinal Stritch University where he was also the first African American Male Professor, where he taught ten different subjects through ground classes and online classes, to undergraduate and graduate students for the College of Business Management. While his tenure at Stritch, he became an Assistant Professor, then Chair at the University of Phoenix (ground classes only) for the Master of Business Administration program. Furthermore, at the helm of his career, he then joined Kishwaukee Community College, where he taught several undergraduate courses. Subsequently, he has also provided instructions to several other colleges and universities, as well as the first African American Director, at the North Chicago Library.


Professor Hamilton, worked as Director of the North Chicago Library, Personnel Management Specialist, at United States Department of Agriculture, Personnel Manager, for the Department of Workforce Development, Correctional Officer, for Mark Lutrell Correctional Complex, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, for the Veterans Administration, Assembler, for General Motors, Clerk, for the United States Postal Service, and retired from the United States Navy.

The Professor is a gratified owner of Hamilton Inn, LLC, Express Transit Service, LLC, H & H Transportation and Towing, LLC and JE Associates and Consulting, LLC. Supporting an educate-to-educate attitude, he has worked closely with several Black Male Initiative programs and regularly speaks on the academic success of African American Males, “How Bad Do You Want It?”

He is a member of several organizations to include, but not limited to Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated, Toastmasters and Rotary Club. He serves as a human resource consultant, mediator/litigator and a property and financial management specialist. He has a bachelor degree in education from Jackson State University, A master’s degree in Human Resource from Webster University and undertook his Ed.D in Adult & Higher Education from Northern Illinois University, followed by post-doctoral studies. He also holds a mammoth of Professional Training Certificates and Teaching Certificates, as well as many military awards and commendations throughout his twenty years of military service. He is a Notary Public.

Alas, in his spare time, he enjoys his children and grandchildren, horseback riding, fishing, motorcycling, sitting with the elderly, gardening, and caring for his farm animals.