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Dr. Hill teaches courses on thesis research and writing, Congress, policymaking, and environmental policy. She designed the curriculum, developed the degree proposals and worked with colleagues to launch and implement 5 of the 7 master’s degrees and all 3 of the certificate programs of the Center. The Center offers events and forums each semester, publishes working papers, and has several non-credit courses or certificate programs through partnerships with organizations for professionals seeking new knowledge in particular areas of expertise.

Prior to coming to Hopkins over 20 years ago, Dr. Hill taught at Swarthmore College and was previously a Congressional Fellow with the Office of Technology Assessment. She was later a policy analyst and project director in that congressional agency’s Oceans and Environment Program. Dr. Hill’s current teaching and research interests are Congress and specifically its institutional capacity especially with respect to policymaking in scientific and technical areas and also the role of civics in American democracy.

Dr. Hill’s most recent publications include a text written with Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg, Chair of Governmental Studies, Congress: The First Branch (Yale University Press, 2019) and a book of readings to be published with it, Congress: The First Branch – Companion Readings (Yale University Press, in press). In 2017 she authored the chapter, “Governing in a Data-Driven Society,” in the first of its kind text, Analytics, Policy, and Governance (Yale University Press) which she co-edited with Dr. Ginsberg and Dr. Jennifer Bachner, Program Director of Data Analytics and Policy.

She received her BA with high honors from Oberlin College and her MA and PhD in Government from Cornell University.

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