Amanda Hill is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. She holds a Ph.D. in the Texts and Technology (with emphases in Digital Media and Digital Humanities) from the University of Central Florida. Her research and creative interests revolve around the intersection of narrative and performance, and she is interested in Digital Storytelling, multimodal composition, collaborative authorship, community and cultural outreach, and new media studies. She additionally holds an MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences from UCF and a BA in Theatre Performance from Susquehanna University.
Amanda is an educator, scholar, applied theatre artist, digital media artist, and photographer. She has published both research and creative works which can be found in Visual Ethnography, Florida Studies, Incite/Insight, and the anthologies Teaching Literature with Digital Technology and 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance. She has presented at HASTAC, the International Digital Media Arts Association Conference, the International Digital Storytelling Conference, the College English Association Conference, regional Modern Languages Association conferences, the Popular Culture Association Conference among others.
She additionally works as a camp director for Girl Scouts of Alaska promoting character growth and a love for the environment in young girls.