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Eddie Hill

  • Eddie Hill
  • Assistant Professor
  • Human Movement Sciences
  • 2019 Student Recreation Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4881
  • ehill@odu.edu
  • Dr. Eddie Hill is an assistant professor in the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies program. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah (2004) with a focus on Youth Development. Eddie Hill earned his B.S (1995) and M.S.Ed. (1998) from Old Dominion University. His focus was on teaching students with learning and behavior disorders. His research interests include: youth development, resiliency-based after school programming, motivation for diabetes management, therapeutic recreation, and outdoor education. He has written multiple grants, published many research papers, and given numerous presentations at professional conferences, all of which targeted positive youth development. Dr. Hill has 15 years experience as a ropes course facilitator, Outward Bound field staff, and educator. He is also a Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP).
  • Education

    University Of Utah, 2004
    Major: Recreation and Tourism Studies
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Old Dominion University, 1998
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: M.S.Ed.
    Old Dominion University, 1995
    Major: Outdoor Recreation
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Youth development, afterschool programs, camp experience, therapeutic recreation, and outdoor education.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Certified Park and Recreation Professional
    Sponsoring Organization: National Recreation and Park Association
    Date Obtained: 2010-05-01
    Expiration Date: 2012-05-01
  • Expertise

    Recreation
    Youth Development
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Profile and Economic Impacts of Visitors to Norfolk, Virginia
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation
    Date: January, 2013 - December, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Shapiro, S.; Gomez, E.; Hill, E. L.; Ridinger, L. L.
    From the Classroom to the Community: Enhancing College Students’ Well-being through Service Learning
    Sponsoring Organization: Bringing Theory to Practice: Association of AmericanColleges and Universities
    Date: June, 2013 - November, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hill, E. L.; Milliken, T.
    CARE Now Summer Camp
    Sponsoring Organization: United Way of South Hampton Roads
    Date: July, 2013 - October, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Milliken, T.; Hill, E. L.
    The Bridge to the Future: Building on SUNY Cortland's History of Engagement to Institutionalize High Impact Learning Practices for Transformational Change.”
    Sponsoring Organization: Bringing Theory to Practice: Association of American Colleges and Universities
    Date: October, 2010 - October, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Kendrick, R.; Hill, E. L.
    Expanding Student Leadership
    Sponsoring Organization: State University of New York, Cortland
    Date: May, 2010 - May, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Hill, E. L.
    Building Community Leaders Through After School Programming: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
    Sponsoring Organization: State University of New York
    Date: April, 2010 - April, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Hill, E. L.
    Evidence-based After-school Programming: Engaging 5th and 6th graders through Resiliency-based Recreation
    Sponsoring Organization: State University of New York
    Date: March, 2010 - March, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Hill, E. L.; Shellman, A.
    Sustaining the Community Bike Project as a Check-in/Check-out System
    Sponsoring Organization: State University of New York, Cortland
    Date: January, 2010 - January, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Brown, L.; Anderson, L.; Hill, E. L.
    Improving Outcome Assessment with the National CPRP Examination for the New Council on Accreditation Standards
    Sponsoring Organization: SUNY Cortland Faculty Research Program
    Date: September, 2009 - September, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Anderson, L.; Hill, E. L.
    Evidence-based Afterschool Programming: Engaging 5th & 6th Graders through Resiliency-based Recreation
    Sponsoring Organization: SUNY Cortland Faculty Research Program
    Date: December, 2008 - December, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Hill, E. L.
    Education through Outdoor Recreation
    Sponsoring Organization: Leave No Trace: Center for Outdoor Ethics
    Date: July, 2007 - July, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hill, E. L.; Hill, L.
    RALLY Program at Blair Middle School
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education, Norfolk Public Schools, and Old Dominion University
    Date: June 10, 2007 - July 25, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Milliken, T.; Hill, E. L.