Hill Harper

The College of Education at Temple University is honored to announce that actor, Hill Harper will speak at its Commencement ceremony on May 10th.

Hill Harper is an award-winning actor, best-selling author, entrepreneur, health and wellness ambassador/educator and philanthropist. Harper currently stars as Dr. Marcus Andrews on TV's #1 new drama The Good Doctor on ABC. Harper also headlines HLN's How It Really Happened with Hill Harper and stars in the just released podcast Legal Wars. Previously, Harper starred on CSI: NY and Showtime's award-winning series Homeland. Theatrically, he can be seen in the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film The Sun Is Also A Star, starring Yara Shahidi.

Harper has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting and is a 4-time New York Times best-selling author for his books: Letters to a Young Brother (named "Best Book for Young Adults" by the American Library Association), Letters to a Young Sister, The Conversation, and The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place. Harper's most recent book is the groundbreaking Letters to an Incarcerated Brother which speaks to the current mass incarceration crisis. Harper founded The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation which is dedicated to empowering, encouraging, and inspiring underserved youth to succeed through education, mentorship, and grant programs.

Hill Harper graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a Bachelor's Degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. He also holds a Master's Degree with honors from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and holds Honorary Doctoral Degrees from seven universities.

Harper served on the President's Cancer Panel having been appointed by President Obama in 2011. Harper travels worldwide as a motivational speaker, addressing current affairs and life-awakening topics to a wide array of audiences of youth, educators and business leaders. He is also a successful businessman and entrepreneur. Harper owns The Roasting Plant Coffee Roastery in Detroit, an award-winning hotel in New Orleans, and The Architect & Co - a health and wellness company. In 2004 and 2014, People Magazine named him one of their Sexiest Men Alive.

This is a special year for the College of Education, celebrating not only its Commencement ceremony with speaker, Hill Harper, but also its 100th year Anniversary.

The College of Education's Commencement ceremony will take place in McGonigle Hall on May 10th at 2:00pm. Tickets are required for attendance.