Rodney Hill’s research interests include social and behavioral factors in architecture, creativity and future studies. He is a practicing architect and sculptor.
Professor Hill is the faculty advisor for the American Institute of Architect Students, The American Creativity Student Association, the Wakeboarding Club, The Venture Capital and Private Equity Club, and the Entrepreneur Club.
He also is a member of the Texas Society of Architects, American Institute of Architects, Brazos Valley Society of Architects, American Creativity Association, World Future Society and is on the board of directors of the Institute for Applied Creativity at Texas A&M and Texas Easy Living/Axess Texas.
Hill was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, Washington DC and has also won several awards for teaching excellence, including being named a Piper Professor for Teaching Excellence by the State of Texas. In 2012, Design Intelligence selected Hill as one of 25 of the most-admired design professors in the United States.
Hill holds the Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Professorship in Architecture and the Eppright University Professorship in Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. He is a research fellow with the Center for Housing and Urban Design and the CRS Center.
Hill earned a BA in architecture from Texas Tech University and an MA in behavioral and social factors in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.