College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Crag Hill
Assistant Professor

Crag Hill


Crag Hill received an MA in Education (2001) and a PhD in Education (2008) from the University of Idaho. He taught high school English for 18 years in California and Idaho before embarking on a full-time position in English Education. Current editor of the award-winning NCTE affiliate journal InLand, Hill has been a major contributor to English-Language Arts conferences in Idaho and elsewhere for the last dozen years.
Teaching areas:

English 323: Approaches to the Teaching of English
English 324: Rhetoric and Composition for Teaching
English 325: Young Adult Literature
English 326: Applied Grammar for Teachers

Research Interests

Crag Hill’s research  interests include: males & multiliteracies; teacher practitioner classroom inquiry as professional development; classroom discourse, especially interested in building a K-12 classroom discourse curriculum; and the efficacy of teaching young adult literature in secondary classrooms.


Books, Articles, Interviews
Hill, Crag and Thomas Fink. Interview with Tom Beckett in Unprotected Texts by Tom Beckett. St. Helena, CA: Meritage Press, 2006.
Hill, Crag and Ron Silliman. Interview with Geof Huth in E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S: The First XI Interviews, curated by Tom Beckett. Rockhampton, Australia: Otoliths, 2006.
Hill, Crag. “A Book That Grows: Forrest Gander’s Eye Against Eye.” Galatea Resurrection: A Poetry Engagement (Eileen Tabios, Ed.), August 2006.
Grumman, Robert and Crag Hill, editors. Writing to be Seen: An Anthology of Later 20th Century Visio-textual Art. Kenosha, WI: Light and Dust, 2001.
Hill, Crag.Living a Life through Language.” Gale Research: Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series (Joyce Nakamura, Ed.), Vol. 29 (1998): 159-173.
Hill, Crag. “The Palouse, Washington.” Orion: People and Nature, Vol. 16(4): 5.
Hill, Crag. “River Teeth: A Book Review,” Indiana English, 20 (2), 20-22.
Hill, Crag. “The Western Connection,” InLand: A Journal for Teachers of English Language Arts, 19 (2), 36-37.
Hill, Crag. “Using Scripts to Enhance Understanding of Literature,” Ideas Plus, Book 15: 37-40.
Hill, Crag. “Two Ways to Improve Teacher Training,’” Focus: Teaching English Language Arts, Winter 1996, 23-24.
Hill, Crag. “The Places We Live and Love,” English Journal, 85 (3), 103-104.
Grumman, Robert and Crag Hill. Vispo Auf Deutsch. Port Charlotte, FL: Runaway Spoon Press and Score, 1995.
Byrum, John and Crag Hill. Core: A Symposium on Contemporary Visual Poetry. Mentor, OH: Generatorscore Press, 1993.











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