Dr. Toni Hill

Associate Professor & ECFA Program Director

Office: WSTC 149W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8232   |    Email: hilltl@unk.edu

Dr. Toni Hill

Biography

Education
  • Ph.D. - University of Nebraska at Lincoln; Family Studies, College Education and Human Sciences
  • M.S. - University of Nebraska at Omaha; Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs and Community Service
  • B.S. - University of Nebraska at Omaha; Journalism, College of Arts and Sciences 
Courses Taught
  • Aging Adult
  • Human Sexual Behavior
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Marriage and Family Relationships
Professional Memberships
  • National Council of Family Relations (NCFR)
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • Nebraska Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NAFCS)

Research

Publications
  • Obasi, S., Hill, T. L. (in press). Heterogamy - Race. In Constance Shehan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Hill, T. L. (in press). Definitions and Developments of Kinship. The Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Hill, T. L. (2013). Foster Care, Kinship Care, and Divorce. Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia. SAGE.
  • Hill, T. (under review).  Foster Care, Kinship Care, and Divorce. In R.E. Emery (Ed.), Cultural Sociology of Divorce: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Reference.
  • Hill, T. L. (in press). Aging stereotypes: An analysis of pre and post student and elder comments regarding elders. El Cajon, CA: National Technology and Social Science Conference.
  • Hill, T. L. (2012). Elder Life Stories: Analysis of Student Attitudinal Shifts Regarding Elders. Kearney, NE: Just Plain Folks Atlas.
  • Hill, T. L. (2014). Grandparents and grandfamilies. Marriages and families: Intimacy, diversity, and strengths (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Presentations
  • Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), Keomysay, T. (Author), Leite Tramblay, O. (Author), Hill, T. L. (Author & Presenter). Nebraska Head Start Association, "Building Quality Hand in Hand." (November 6, 2015).
  • Roche, C. E. (Author), Leite-Trembly, O. (Author & Presenter), Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), Hill, T. L. (Author & Presenter). 2015 Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium, "Technology in Teaching: A Case Study for Quality Assessment for On Line Program Delivery," University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, Lincoln, NE. (May 14, 2015).
  • Obasi, S. (Author & Presenter), Hill, T. L. (Author). Comics in Medicine and Education, "By Design - Using Comics to Teach Family Theory and Policy," UNK OSP, UNK. (April 10, 2015).
  • Hill, T. L. (Author & Presenter), Obasi, S. (Author). Research Association of Minority Professors, "With this ring...Heterogamy, Social Status, and Educational Achievement," Washington, D.C. (February 6, 2015).
  • Esch, A. (Author), Hill, T. L. (Author & Presenter). National Council on Family Relations 76th Conference, "Telecare:  A Review of Intersection Between Telehealth and Elder Caregiving," National Council on Family Relations, Baltimore, MD. (November 2014).
  • Hill, T. L. (Author & Presenter), Westfall, T. H. (Author & Presenter). [re]defining age, "Universal Understanding: Use of Universal Design to Increase College Student Empathy Towards Elders," Leading Age Nebraska, Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE. (March 13, 2014).
  • Hill, T. L. Research Association of Minority Professors 33rd Annual Conference, "Kin Care and Welfare: Review of Child Welfare, Mental Health, Disability Trends," Research Association of Minority Professors, New Orleans, LA. (February 2014).
  • Hill, T. L., "DAAD (Dating Adolescents and Absent Dads): An Examination of Adolescent Dating Violence, Absent Fathers, Cyber-Related Incidents," Nebraska African American Domestic Violence Action Committee (NAADVAC) Conference, Lincoln, NE. (2013).
  • Hill, T. L., Simpson, M. (Presenter). "Daddy’s Fight:  Analysis of African-American Fatherhood and Domestic Violence," Nebraska African American Domestic Violence Action Committee (NAADVAC) Conference, Lincoln, NE. (2013).
  • Hill, T. L., "Relative Research:  Comparative Study of Institutional and Community-based Participatory Research," Research Association of Minority Professors’ 32nd Annual Conference, Montgomery, AL. (2013).
  • Hill, T. L., Simpson, M., "Statistics of Teaching:  An Analysis of the Intersection of Educational Discourse and Practical Research," Research Association of Minority Professors’ 32nd Annual Conference, Montgomery, AL. (2013).
  • Hill, T. L. UNK World Leader Camp, "It's All Relative: Global Cross-Cultural Relations," UNK. (2013).
  • Westfall, T. H., Hill, T. L. Aging with Passion and Purpose, "• Universal Understanding: Use of universal design to increase college student empathy towards elders," UNO, UNO, Omaha, Nebraska. (October 21, 2013).
  • Hill, T. L., "Changing Lives though Life Stories: Examination of Changing Students’ Attitudes through Elder Oral History Projects," University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, Il. (April 2013).
  • Hill, T. L. (Presenter). "It's All Relative: Global Cross-Cultural Relations," UNK World Leaders Camp, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
  • Dority O'Callaghan, B. L., Hill, T. L., Stolzer, J. M., "One little, two little, three little pills: schools role in the ADHD epidemic," Mountain Plains Management Association Annual Conference, Kearney, Nebraska. (2012).
  • Hill, T. L., "Adolescents and Dating Violence - Domestic Violence," Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition's Domestic Violence Conference, Omaha, Nebraska. (April 2012).
  • Hill, T. L., "Elder Life Stories," Leading Age Symposium, Kearney, Nebraska. (March 2012).
  • Hill, T. L., "Cyber Stalking in Teen Dating Violence," African-American Domestic Violence Action Committee, Lincoln, Nebraska. (February 2012).
  • Hill, T. L., "From Tuskegee's Syphilis to Foster Care's AIDS Studies: Review of Ethics, Advocacy, and Dissemination in Research," Research Association of Minority Professors, Houston, Texas. (February 2012).
  • Hill, T. L., "Presented workshop several times for new UNK students on 08-20-11.," UNK New Student Orientation presentation. (2011).
  • Fullwood, N., Hill, T. L., "When Grandparents Happen to Parent: An Agency Perspective of Relatives and Resources," University of Nebraska - Omaha, Aging Conference, Omaha, Nebraska. (2011).
  • Hill, T. L., "African-American Adolescents, Dating Violence, and Technology," African-American Domestic Violence Action Committee, Lincoln, Nebraska. (February 2011).
  • Hill, T. L., "Missing the Middle: Exploratory Study of Issues Related to the Skipped Generation in Kinship Families," Research Association of Minority Professors, Baltimore, Maryland. (February 2011).
  • Nebraska African American Domestic Violence Action Committee Conference.  “African-American Adolescents and Dating Violence.” (2011).  
  • Hill, T. L., "Presented information related to academic and professional development for members of the Family Studies Organization.," Guest Speaker. (2010).

Service

Department Service
  • Committee Chair, FSID Recruitment Committee – Deciding Student. (2014 - Present).
  • Committee Member, FSID Recruitment Committee – Existing Students, member. (2014 - Present).
  • Committee Member, FSID Recruitment Committee – International Partnerships. (2014 - Present).
  • Committee Member, Family Studies Advisory Board. (2011 - Present).
  • Committee Member, Search committee Family Studies Assistant Professor. (2012)
  • Committee Member, Family Studies Advisory Board. (2011).
College Service
  • Committee Member, CBT Academic Affairs Committee. (September 1, 2012 - Present)
  • Committee Chair, CBT Faculty Development Committee (September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012)
  • Committee Member, CBT Faculty Development Committee. (September 1, 2010- August 31, 2011)
University Service
  • Committee Member, Center for Teaching Excellence Program Review. (April 21, 2013 - April 22, 2013)
  • Committee Member, James E. Smith Midwest Conference on World Affairs. (2012 - Present)
Professional Service
  • Member, National Council of Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN. (2013 - Present)
  • Officer, Secretary, National Council of Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN. (2013 - Present).
  • Director of Marketing, Board Member, Research Association of Minority Professors, Varies, Virtual. (2011 - 2015).
  • Other Professional Service Activities, Guest Speaker. (2011).
  • Other Professional Service Activities, National Council on Family Relations blog contributor. (2011).
  • Other Professional Service Activities, S.A.F.E. Center presentation. (2011).
  • Other Professional Service Activities, CBT Open Classroom Days. (2010).
Public Service
  • Member, Rotary, Kearney, NE. (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Community Coalition to Improve Alzheimer's Dementia Health. (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Kearney Area Walk to End Alzheimer's, Kearney, NE. (2010 - Present)
Awards and Honors
  • UNK New Frontiers, UNK. (October 9, 2014)
  • CBT Service Award, UNK CBT. (August 20, 2014)