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Nancy E Hill, Associate Professor

Nancy E Hill
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Typical Courses Taught:

  • Psy 321, Social development
  • Psy 133, Psy of ethnicity and cntxt Synopsis
  • Psy 327, Dev psych theory
  • Psy 221s, Ethnicity, culture, and family Synopsis

Ph.D.Michigan State University1994
M.A. Psychology (Social)Michigan State University1992
B.S. Psychology with honors1989

Developmental Psychology
Research Interests: Parenting and Social Development Within Diverse Families

My primary research interests include understanding parenting and family socialization in diverse contexts. Specifically, my research focuses on how parenting and family socialization vary across ethnic and socioeconomic groups and are influenced by neighborhood processes and other contexts in which families interact. In addition, my research focuses on demographic variations in the relations between family dynamics and children's school performance and other developmental outcomes. Recent and ongoing projects include Project PASS (Promoting Academic Success for Students), a longitudinal study between kindergarten and 4th grade examining family related predictors of children's early school performance; ACTION/ACCIONES, a multiethnic, longitudinal study of parental involvement in education at the transition between elementary and middle school; and collaborations with Study Group on Race, Culture, and Ethnicity?an interdisciplinary group of nationally known scholars brought together to develop theory and methodology for defining and understanding the cultural context within diverse families.

You can learn more by visiting my website at

Curriculum Vitae
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Roxanne C. Flint
  • Diana Tyson
  • Jenille Adams
  • Suzanne Bouffard
Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Hill, N. E. & Tyson, D. F. (in press). Parental involvement in education during middle school: A meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement. Developmental Psychology.
  2. Hill, N. E. & Torres, K. A. (in press). Negotiating the American Dream: The Paradox of Aspirations and Achievement among Latino Students and Engagement between their Families and Schools. Journal of Social Issues.  [abs]
  3. Huynh-Nhu Le, Rosario Ceballo, Ruth Chao, Nancy E. Hill, (2008). Excavating Culture: Disentangling Ethnic Differences from Contextual Influences in Parenting. Applied Developmental Science, 12(4), 1-68.  [abs]
  4. Hill, N. E. & Tyson, D. F. (2008). Excavating culture: Ethnicity and context as predictors of parenting behavior. Applied Developmental Science. Applied Developmental Science, 12(4).  [abs]
  5. Ceballo, R. Chao, R. K., Hill, N. E., Le, H., Murry, V. M., & Pinderhughes, E. E. (2008). Excavating Culture: Summary of results. Applied Developmental Science, 12(4).  [abs]
  6. Hill, N. E. & Chao, R. K. (Ed.). (in press). Family School Relationships during Adolescence: Linking Interdisciplinary Research, Policy, and Practice. Teachers College Press.
  7. Hill, N. E. & Chao, R. K. "Family School Relationships during Adolescence: Background in theory, policy, and practice." Family-School Relationships during Adolescence: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice. Ed. Hill, N. E. & Chao, R. K. Teachers College Press, 2008
  8. Hill, N. E., Tyson, D. F., Bromell, L. & Flint, R. C "Parental involvement in middle school: Developmentally appropriate strategies across SES and ethnicity." Family-School Relationships during Adolescence: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice. Ed. Hill, N. E. & Chao, R. K. Teachers College Press, in press
  9. Hill, N. E. & Chao, R. K. "Conclusions on Developmentally Appropriate Strategies for Parental Involvement in Middle School.." Family-School Relationships during Adolescence: Linking Research, Policy, and Practice. Ed. Hill, N. E. & Chao, R. K. Teachers College Press, in press
  10. N.E. Hill "Culturally-based worldviews, family processes, and family-school interaction." The Handbook on School-Family Partnerships for Promoting Student Competence. Ed. S. Christenson & A. Reschly Routledge/Taylor Francis, in press
  11. Hill, N. E., Bromell, L., Tyson, D. F., & Flint, R (2008). Ecological perspectives on parental influences during adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36(3), 367-377.
  12. N.E. Hill (2006). Disentangling Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, and Parenting: Interactions, Influences, and Meaning. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1(1), 114-124.  [abs]
  13. Hill, N. E., Lansford, J., Castellino, D. R., Nowlin, P., Dodge, K. A., Bates, J. & Petit, G. (2004). Parent-academic involvement as related to school behavior, achievement and aspirations: Demographic variations across adolescence. Child Development, 75(4), 1491-1509.
  14. Hill, N. E. & Taylor, L. C. (2004). Parent-school involvement and children's academic achievement: Pragmatics and Issues. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13(4), 161-164.
  15. Hill, N.E., Bush, K. R., & Roosa, M. W. (2003). Relations between parenting and family socialization strategies and children’s mental health: Low income, Mexican American and Euro-American mothers’ and children’s perspectives. Child Development, 74, 189-204.
  16. Hill, N. E., Craft, S. (2003). Parent-school involvement and children’s school performance: Mediated pathways among African American and Euro-American children. Journal of Educational Psychology, 95, 74-83.
  17. Hill, N. E., Ramirez, C.L. & Dumka, L.E. (2003). Adolescents' career aspirations: A qualitative study of perceived barriors and family support among low-income ethnically diverse adolescents. Journal of Family Issues, 24, 934-959.
  18. Hill, N. E. & Herman-Stahl, M. A. (2002). Neighborhood safety and social involvement: The impact on depression and parenting among African American and Euro-American mothers.. Journal of Family Psychology, 16(2), 209-219.
  19. Hill, N. E. (2001). Parenting and academic socialization as they relate to school readiness: The role of ethnicity and family income. Journal of Educational Psychology, 93(4), 686-697.
  20. Hill, N. E., & Bush, K. R. (2001). Relations between parenting environment and children's mental health among African American and Euro-American children.. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63(4), 954-966.
  21. Murry, V. M., Smith, E. P., & Hill, N. E. (2001). Race, ethnicity, and culture in studies of families in context. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63(4), 911-914.
  22. Gonzales, N. A., Pitts, S., Hill, N. E., & Roosa, M. W. (2000). A mediational model of the impact of interparental conflict on child adjustment: The role of disrupted parenting within a high risk sample. Journal of Family Psychology, 14(3), 365-379.
  23. Knight, G. P. & N. E. Hill (1998). Measurement Equivalence in Research Involving Minority Adolescents. Research on Minority Adolescents: Conceptual, Methodological, and Theoretical Issues, 183-210.
  24. McLoyd, V. C., Hill, N. E., & Dodge, K. A (Ed.). (2005). African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity. Duke Series on Child Development and Public Policy; Volume 2: Series Editors: K. A. Dodge & M. Putallaz New York: Guilford Press.

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