Agricultural & Extension Education | Faculty Nellie Hill

Dr. Nellie Hill is an assistant professor of agricultural communications with a focus on digital design for the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at New Mexico State University.

Dr. Hill brings a combination of industry and educational experiences to her role at NMSU as she works to develop an agricultural communications program for undergraduate and graduate students, while teaching courses in graphic design, layout, web design, and photography. Her research interests explore how agriculturists can effectively inform and dialogue with the public by way of mass media, community networks, and well-rounded, successful students. Dr. Hill’s goals while building the program focus on developing student internship opportunities, fostering collaborations between academia and industry, recruitment, and providing students with high impact learning experiences.

Prior to joining the NMSU faculty, Dr. Hill received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism from Kansas State University in 2012. She earned her master’s degree from Texas Tech University in 2013. She then worked in communications and marketing for entities including state government, higher education, a private hunting club, and financial services. Dr. Hill returned to Texas Tech, earning her doctoral degree in agricultural communications and education in 2020.

Originally from Pilsen, Kansas, Dr. Hill has extensive FFA experience; she proudly served as Kansas FFA Vice President in 2009-2010. She also competed in the National FFA Creed Speaking, Public Speaking, and Agricultural Sales CDEs.

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Nellie Hill
Assistant Professor
Office Location: GTH 104
Phone: 575-646-3078
Email: nhill@nmsu.edu