Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D.
Dr. Hillary H. Steiner is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the
Department of First-Year and Transition Studies and Faculty Fellow for Learning-Centered
Teaching in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. She received her Ph.D.
in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Cognition and Development
from the University of Georgia in 2003, where a portion of her dissertation research
was named “Paper of the Year” by Gifted Child Quarterly. A recipient of the American
Psychological Association's national Teaching Excellence Award, she teaches first-year
seminars and graduate courses in first-year studies, as well as introductory psychology
within learning communities.
Dr. Steiner’s current research and professional interests include metacognition and
self-regulation, the learning sciences, and the scholarship of teaching and learning
(SoTL). She is active in professional service at the national and local level, including
service as the founding chair of the SoTL Special Interest Group of the POD Educational
Development Network and a mentor for the University System of Georgia SoTL Fellows.
In 2017, she received the University System of Georgia Board of Regents' Award for
the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Areas of Expertise: Self-Regulating and Study Strategies, Learning Communities, Scholarship
of Teaching and Learning, Learning Sciences