Lilian H. Hill, Ph.D., - ADE, CPS, HE Coordinator

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator for Higher and Adult Education, and Students Affairs

Research Interests

Dr. Hill's research interests center in health literacy and health education, cultural competence, professional development and practice, and environmental education for adults. Her work has been published in the Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, as well as Adult Learning, Focus on Basics: Connecting Research and Practice, the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, and the Qualitative Research Journal. She has published two volumes in the New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education series: Adult Education for Health and Wellness (2011, No. 130) and Environmental Adult Education: Ecological Learning, Theory and Practice for Socio-Environmental Change (2003, no. 99), A current project involves a qualitative study of the characteristics of doctoral students from the perspectives of both students and faculty.

Current Teaching

  • ADE 601: Foundations of Adult Education
  • ADE 607: Program Planning and Curriculum Development in Adult Education
  • ADE 640: Methods and Materials in Adult Education
  • ADE 676: Learning in Adult Education
  • ADE 703: Human Resource Development
  • ADE 743: Foundations of Adult Literacy
  • ADE 744: Methods and Materials for Adult Literacy Education
  • ADE 745: Sociocultural Context of Adult Education
  • ADE 841: Assessment in Adult Education
  • ADE 792: Adult Education for Health and Wellness
  • HE 715:   Teaching in Higher Education
  • HE 777:   The Professoriate
  • REF 792: Introduction to Qualitative Research

Selected Publications
Articles

Platt, R. E., & Hill, L. (in press). Storyville education: Spatial practices and the learned sex trade in the city that care forgot. Adult Education Quarterly.

Hill, L. H. (2014). Graduate students' perspectives on effecitve teaching. Adult Learning Quarterly, 25(2), 57-65.

Hill, L. H. (2008). The role of visuals in communicating health information to low literate adults. Focus on Basics: Connecting Research and Practice, 9B, 40 – 46.

Hill, L. H. (2008). The influence of low health literacy. Focus on Basics: Connecting Research and Practice, 9B, 8 - 9.

Hill, L. H. (2008). Concept mapping to encourage meaningful student learning in adult education. Adult Learning, 16(3/4), 7-13.

Hill, L. H. (2007). Thoughts for students considering becoming qualitative researchers: Qualities of qualitative researchers. Qualitative Research Journal, 7(1), 26-31.

Hill, L. H. (2007). Health literacy is a social justice issue that affects us all. [Theme editor’s article for special issue on Health Literacy.] Adult Learning, 15(1/2), 4-6.

Hill, L. H., & Talluto, B. A. (2006). Visualizing the clinical thinking process to prepare students for effective patient counseling. Journal of Pharmacy Teaching, 12(2), 69-81.

Sicat, B. L., & Hill, L. H. (2005). Enhancing student knowledge about the prevalence and consequences of low health literacy. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 69(4), Article 62.

Hill, L. H. (2004). Concept mapping in a pharmacy communications course to encourage meaningful student learning. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 68(5), Article 109.

Encyclopedia Articles

Wright, M., & Hill, L. H. (2011). The use of Web 2.0 technologies in the ESL classroom. In Victor C. X. Wang (Ed.)., Encyclopedia of ICT and adult education integration (pp. 102-117). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  

Hill, L. H. (2005). Communities of practice. In L. English, (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Adult Education (pp. 122 – 126). London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Books
Hill, L. H. (Ed.) (2011, Summer). Adult Education for Health and Wellness. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 130. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Hill, L. H., & Clover, D. E. (Eds.). (2003, Fall). Environmental Adult Education: Ecological Learning, Theory and Practice for Socio-Environmental Change. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 99. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Book Chapters
Hill, L. H., & Ziegahn, L. (2010). Adult education for health and wellness. In C. Kasworm, A. D. Rose, & J. Ross-Gordon (Eds.), Handbook of adult and continuing education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hill, L. H. (2010). The connection between health literacy and adult literacy in developing economic self-sufficiency. In M. V. Alfred (Ed.), Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency:  Constructing Pedagogies of Hope among Low-Income, Low Literate Adults. New York: Information Age Publishing.

Hill, L. H., & Clover, D. E. (2003. Fall). Editor’s Notes. In Clover, D. E., & Hill, L.H. (Eds.), Environmental adult education: Ecological learning, theory and practice for socio-environmental change. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 99. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hill, L. H., & Johnston, J. (2003, Fall). Adult education and humanity’s relationship with nature reflected in language, metaphor, and spirituality. In L. H. Hill & D. E. Clover (Eds.), Environmental adult education: Ecological learning, theory and practice for socio-environmental change.New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 99 (pp. 17–26). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Clover, D. E., & Hill, L. H. (2003. Fall).  Learning patterns of landscape and life. In L.H. Hill & Clover, D. E. (Eds.), Environmental adult education: Ecological learning, theory and practice for socio-environmental change.New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, No. 99 (pp. 89-95). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Grants
Hill, L. H., & Shelley, K. (2007). Fostering Professional Development among Graduate Education Students. National Education Association Learning and Leadership Grants. Funded $5000.

Selected Conference Presentations

Leimer, A., & Hill, L. H. (accepted). Graduate students learning about ethics in research. Southeastern Education Research Association. Hill, L. H. (2012, October 10). Adult literacy and health. School of Nursing, UW-Milwaukee/UW-Parkside Consortial Nursing Program. Wisonsin, Milwaukee.

 

Hill, L. H. (2012, October 23). Adult literacy and health. School of Community Health, Department of Nutrition and Food Systems, University of Southern Mississippi.

Hill, L. H. (2012, March 12). Concept mapping in pharmacy education. School of Pharmacy, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Henderson, NV. 

Brockett, R. G., & Hill, L. H. (October 29, 2010). Rediscovering the Learning in Adult Learning:  A Discussion on Paradigm Shifts in Adult Education Research and Programming. Research and Theory SIG. Commission of Professors of Adult Education.

Hill, L. H. (2009, January 12-19). Discussion Leader for a week devoted to the topic: Using visuals in communicating health information to low literate patients. National Institute for Literacy Health Literacy listserv, archived at http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/Healthliteracy

Hill, L. H. (October 28, 2010). The long and winding road to citizenship: Adult learning required to negotiate difficult, complex terrain. American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, 2010, Clearwater, FL.

Hill, L. H. (October 29, 2010). Graduate students’ perspectives on teaching effectiveness. Instructional Improvement SIG, Commission of Professors of Adult Education, 2010.

Hill, L. H., &  Roberson, T. J. (2009). School-to-home communications as authentic materials for instruction: A preliminary study. 2009 American Institute of Higher Education Proceedings. 2,1. 173-179.

Hill, L. H (2008, November 13). Teaching social justice in an online environment.  American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, Denver, CO.

Hill, L. H., & Shelley, K. (2008, November 13). Fostering professional development among graduate education students: Improving the graduate experience and building careers. American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, Denver, CO.

Roberson, T. R, & Hill, L. H. (November 4, 2007). Are parents getting the message? Analyzing the readability of school-to-home communications. Southern Regional Council of Educational Administration. Kansas City, Mo.

Hill, L. H., Sun, Q., & Palamattam, G. (2007, November 2). Presentation moderators: Who is an adult educator? Presenter Jost Reischmann, University of Hamburg. International/Intercultural SIG, Commission of Professors of Adult Education, Norfolk, VA.

Hill, L. H. (2007, November 1). Adult learning that occurs in the process of parenting a child with disabilities. American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, Norfolk, VA.

Hill, L. H., & Winter, G. B. (2007, October 13). A critical view of cultural competence from an adult education perspective. Western Region Research Conference on the Education of Adults, Bellingham, WA.

Hill, L. H., Roberson, T., & Smith, E. C. (2006, November 10). Exploratory analysis of the literacy level required to read communications sent to parents by schools. American Association of Adult and Continuing Education. Milwaukee, WI.

Hill, L. H. (2006, September 7). Using visual concept mapping to communicate medication information to patients with low health literacy: A preliminary study. Second International Conference on Concept Mapping, San José, Costa Rica.

Honors and Awards

  • 2007, Early Career Award, Commission of Professors of Adult Education
  • 2006, Hampton E. Williams Research Award, University of Southern Mississippi
  • 2004, Inspired Teacher Scholarship for Visual Learning
  • 2003, A. D. Williams Research Award, Virginia Commonwealth University

Service

  • 2011-2012, Chair, Awards Committee, Commission of Professors of Adult Education
  • 2008-2010, Member, Program Committee, American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Annual Conference
  • 2007-2010, Member-at-Large, Executive Committee of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education
  • 2008-2010, Program Co-Chair, Commission of Professors of Adult Education Annual Meeting 

Professional Affiliations
American Association of Adult and Continuing Education