Alice Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN

Director of Nursing PhD Program

Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

The John P. McGovern Chair in the Healing Practices of Nursing

Phone  (409) 772-8251


Office  SON/SHP Building 4.201



  • PhD – The University of Texas at Austin – Parent Child/Research
  • MSN – University of Alabama Birmingham – Pediatrics
  • BSN – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Areas of Research, Teaching , And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

Dr. Hill's main research emphasis is on preterm infants, primarily extremely low birth weight infant (ELBW), focusing specifically on their feeding efficiency, growth patterns and nutrition. Her most recent work has moved toward follow-up of the ELBW infant across time from the neonatal intensive care unit to home.

Although Dr. Hill has taught in all programs (baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral) her most recent teaching has been at the doctoral level, focusing on research methods, grant writing, independent studies and dissertation.

Courses Taught

The most recent doctoral level courses taught – GNRS 6346 Quantitative Research Methods, GNRX 60000 Critical Evaluation of Nursing Research, GNRS 6350 Clinical Investigations, GNRS 6039 Research Practicum, GNRS 6099 Dissertation, and GNRS 6088 Independent Studies.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Fellow in the American Academy
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Black Nursing Faculty
  • Visionary Leaders Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award
  • Excellence in Research
  • Professionalism Award
  • Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing, Gold Winner Education-Faculty, Houston, TX
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