Kathy Wagner Hill
Sr. Adviser, Sr. Lecturer
Dr. Hill teaches courses on thesis research and writing, Congress, policymaking, and environmental policy in the MA in Government Program. She was the founding Director of the JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies and served in that capacity from 2011-2022. Dr. Hill was the lead for curriculum design, developing the degree proposals and working with colleagues to launch and implement 5 of the 8 master’s degrees and all 3 of the certificate programs of the Center. In Fall 2022, she transitioned to full-time teaching in the Center allowing her to focus on that about which she is most passionate.
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 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, 2020). 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.
Dr. Hill received her BA with high honors from Oberlin College and her MA and PhD in Government from Cornell University.