Dr. Hill is a cultural historian with a background in journalism and communications.

Dr. Hill currently teaches courses at St. Edward's University in University Programs and in the Department of Literature, Rhetoric, and Writing. She has also taught at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of American Studies, the Center for Asian American Studies, and the Department of Rhetoric and Writing.


  • Ph.D., American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, December 2009. Dissertation: Defining “Normal” in Their Own Image: Psychological Professionals, Middle-Class Normativity, and the Postwar Popularization of Psychology.
  • M.A., Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, May 1997. Thesis: A Qualitative Investigation of Mass Media Influence on Female Consumption Patterns and Attitudes.
  • B.S., Communications, Radio-Television-Film sequence, University of Texas at Austin, May 1986.