Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia education professor Roger Hill was named the 2009 Technology Teacher Educator of the Year and received the Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award at the annual conference of the International Technology Education Association.
Hill, a professor and head of the College of Education’s department of workforce education, leadership and social foundations, is known for his research on technology education and work ethic. He is also an affiliate member of UGA’s faculty of engineering.
During the last five years, Hill has been the author of seven chapters in edited books, eight refereed publications in professional journals, nine published technical reports, 16 funded grant proposals, 38 presentations at international, national and state professional conferences and editor of one book.
He is past-president of the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators, current co-chair of the Leadership Development Initiative by the Council on Technology Teacher Education and serves as senior personnel for the National Center for Engineering and Technology Education, a $10 million project funded by the National Science Foundation.
Hill was also the coordinator for the curriculum committee responsible for developing Georgia Performance Standards for Engineering and Technology Education and has served annually as a professional educator with the National Training Institute of the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee since its creation in 1990.
In addition, Hill has served as a member and chair of the editorial boards for three professional journals including ITEA’s The Technology Educator. He has received 17 national and international recognitions for outstanding achievement from three independent professional associations, including ITEA and the Association for Career and Technical Education.
Before joining the UGA faculty in 1993, Hill taught at Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C., and was professor of technology education and coordinator of academic computing at Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn.
The recognition came from the Council on Technology Teacher Education and the ITEA at the latter’s 71st annual conference last month in Louisville, Ky.