Paul Hill

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Extension Professor | Rural Online Initiative | Washington County Director


Paul Hill

Contact Information

Office Location: Washington County
Phone: (435) 634-5706
Email: paul.hill@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

PhD, Career and Technical Education, Utah State University, 2021
Factors Explaining Remote Work Adoption in the United States
Other, Startup Ignition, 2017
Management, University of Toledo, 2017
MBA, Leadership, (Statistics, Marketing), Southern Utah University, 2011
BS, Business Administration, (Leadership, Statistics, Marketing), Dixie State University, 2009

Licensures & Certifications

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), 2018
Certified Business Advisor, University of Toledo, 2017
Human Subject Research (HSR), Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), 2017
Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, Raspberry Pi Foundation, 2016
Advanced Power Search (Google), Google, 2013
Power Search (Google), Google, 2012

Biography

Dr. Paul Hill is a tenured Extension Professor for Utah State University where he designs rural economic and workforce development programs through the Rural Online Initiative that he founded in 2018. His research interest on the adoption of remote work as a modern workplace practice has led to state and federal funding that have allowed the ROI program to expand across the state. Dr. Hill has been a recipient of the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science Technology and was recognized in 2021 as one of Utah’s 40 Under 40 by Utah Business Magazine.

Teaching Interests

Remote work, economic development, leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, STEM

Research Interests

Remote work adoption, economic development, leadership

Awards

Creative Excellence Award (Team), National Winner , 2021

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

Award for Innovation (Team), National Winner, 2021

National Extension Technology Community (NETC)

Forty Under Forty, 2021

Utah Business Magazine

Utah Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology, 2015

State of Utah

Creative Excellence Award (Team), Regional Winner (West), 2021

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

Distinguished Team Award, Regional Winner (West), 2021

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP)

Distinguished Team Award, State Winner (Utah), 2021

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP)

Diversity Award (Team), State Winner, 2021

Utah Association of Extesnion 4-H Workers (UAE4-HW)

Diversity Award (Team), State Winner, 2021

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UEAFCS)

Marketing/Public Relations Award (Team), State Winner, 2021

Utah Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (UEAFCS)

Outstanding Contributor Award (Individual), 2020

National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP)

Excellence in Extension (Individual), 2020

Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP)

Award of Excellence (Team), 2020

Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA)

Innovation and Creativity (Team), 2020

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

Innovation and Creativity (Team), 2020

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

Next Generation Leader, 2020

Utah Governor's Rural Partnership Board (GRPB)

Administrative Leadership Award, Regional Winner, 2019

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP).

Administrative Leadership Award, Regional Winner, 2019

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP).

Excellence in Community Action – Rural Partner of the Year Award, State Winner, 2018

Community Action Partnership of Utah

County Faculty of the Year Award, State Winner, 2018

Utah State University, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS)

Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award (Individual), 2017

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA)

Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award (Individual), 2017

Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers (UAE4-HW)

Creative Excellence (Team), 2017

Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP)

Creative Excellence (Team), 2016

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP)

Achievement in Service Award (Individual), , 2015

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Achievement in Service Award (Individual), , 2015

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award (Team), 2015

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award (Team), 2015

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award (Team), 2015

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Search for Excellence in Teen Programming (Team), , 2015

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Search for Excellence in Teen Programming (Team), , 2015

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Video Program Award (Individual), 2015

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Maker Camp, Affiliate Award, 2015

Google & Maker Media

Early Career Service Award, 2015

Iota-Utah Chapter, Epsilon Sigma Phi

Communications Award for Program Promotional Piece (Team), 2014

National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA)

Super Affiliate, 2014

Maker Camp on Google +

Excellence in Agriculture, 2014

Utah Farm Bureau Federation - Washington County Chapter

Communications Award for Program Promotional Piece (Team), 2013

National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA)

Galaxy IV Conference Travel Scholarship, 2013

Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers (UAE4-HW)

Specialty Award in Educational Technology (Team), Regional Winner, 2013

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA)

Galaxy IV Conference Travel Scholarship, 2013

National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)

Super Affiliate, 2013

Maker Camp on Google +

Blue & Gold Award, 2013

Future Farmers of America - Hurricane High School Chapter

Certificate of Appreciation, 2013

Future Farmers of America - Pine View High School Chapter

Communications Award for Program Promotional Piece (Team), State Winner, 2013

Utah Association of County Agriculture Agents (UACAA)

Specialty Award for Excellence in Natural Resources/Environmental Education (Team), State Winner, 2013

Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers (UAE4-HW)

Specialty Award in Educational Technology (Team), State Winner, 2013

Utah Association of Extension 4-H Workers (UAE4-HW)

Search for Excellence in Livestock Production, 2012

National Association of County Agriculture Agents (NACAA)


Publications | Abstracts

  • MacArthur, S., Cromwell, S., Garcia, Z., Hill, P.A, Nelson, C., Discover 4-H Clubs: Baby Stepping into new 4-H Projects.
  • MacArthur, S., Cromwell, S., Garcia, Z., Hill, P.A, Nelson, C., Discover 4-H Clubs: Baby Stepping into new 4-H Projects.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Books

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Fact Sheets

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Curriculum

    • Hill, P.A, Jimenez, L.N, Garcia, Z., MacArthur, S., (2016). Discover 4-H Code Clubs .
    • Hill, P.A, Jimenez, L.N, Garcia, Z., MacArthur, S., (2016). Discover 4-H Python Code Clubs.
    • Hill, P.A, Jimenez, L.N, Garcia, Z., MacArthur, S., (2016). Discover 4-H Scratch Code Clubs .
    • Hill, P.A, MacArthur, S., (2014). Discover 4-H Robotics Clubs.
    • Hill, P.A, Patterson, R., Kitchen, B.M, MacArthur, S., (2013). Discover Shooting Sports Clubs.
    • Hill, P.A, (2013). Discover 4-H: LEGO Robotics. Utah State University

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    In-House Journal

      Professional Journal

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | MultiMedia

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Publications | Other

      Newsletter

      • Ali, A., Hill, P.A, Swadley, E., Narine, L.K, (2020). The Rural Online Initiative: Remote work strategies for success. NACDEP *
      • Narine, L.K, Hill, P.A, Ali, A., (2019). The Rural Online Initiative. American Evaluation Association *

      An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

      Extension

      Civil Rights, 2011 - 2021
      Economic Development, 2011 - 2021
      STEM Education, 2011 - 2020
      Extension Foundation, 2014 - 2017
      Youth Leadership & Development, 2011 - 2016
      Agriculture, 2012 - 2015