Katherine Hill began teaching at LSU in 1974. During this time she has focused on pedagogical issues in the K-12 setting, discipline models, effective teaching strategies and assessment and the history of our field. Ms. Hill currently is responsible for administering the diverse undergraduate program within the School of Kinesiology which includes the Basic Activity Program, the BS in Sport Administration and the BS in Kinesiology which has concentrations in Human Movement Science, K-12 Teacher Certification, Athletic Training, Fitness Studies and Sport Studies. The extensive undergraduate program has 1200+ students. Ms. Hill serves on the College Courses and Curricula Committee, is chair of the college Recruitment and Retention Committee and is a member of the University Enrollment Management committee. A lifelong advocate of the value of physical activity, Ms. Hill served 18 years as the Executive Director for the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Hill is a 17 year member of the Louisiana Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports where she served as the first, and only, female Executive Director of that organization. Hill chairs the “Tour de Fitness” teacher training program that focuses on increasing the number of activity minutes during physical education classes.
Katherine Hill has received the Honor Award (2008) and Presidential Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the Honor Award (1998) from the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the Honor Award (1989)and Presidential Award (2008) from the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Hill also, received the College of Education Outstanding Community Service Award in 2011.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
- Fitnessgram Training program, $45,000. 2000, train physical education teachers in Louisiana on the use of Fitnessgram
- 4 $10,000 grants from the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports to train teachers throughout Louisina, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007.