Erin Hill, Ph.D.
Dr. Hill is an alumna of the University of Washington with a B.S. in physics, and a graduate of the University of California, Irvine where she earned her Ph.D. in physics with a focus on biophysics. Dr. Hill is passionate about student learning and a firm believer in productive struggle, particularly in relation to physics. She thoroughly enjoys assisting students in discovering their strengths, passions, and ability to learn anything to which they set their minds. She is a Lecturer in STEM and spends most of her time teaching, and studying teaching and learning research that she uses to inform her teaching practices. She not only assigns lifelong learning-related goals and outcomes to her students, but also regularly employs them in her own work and research. Dr. Hill implements active learning methods in the form of flipped classes, and redesigned the introductory physics lab sequence, to increase students’ conceptual understanding, teamwork skills, critical thinking, and reflection, and to encourage hands-on learning. Dr. Hill’s interests are in physics education research, applications of physics to technology, biology, and medicine, and in programming.
Dr. Hill’s interests are in physics education research, applications of physics to technology, biology, and medicine, and in quantitative literacy across all disciplines.
University of California, Irvine
- Ph.D. Physics, focus on Biophysics
University of Washington