College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Nicole R. Hill completed her Master of Education in Community Agency and Rehabilitation Counseling and her doctorate in Counselor Education from Ohio University. She started her academic career as a counselor educator at Idaho State University where she worked for 11½ years. While at Idaho State University, Dr. Hill served as Clinical Mental Health Counseling Coordinator, Chapter Faculty Advisor for Chi Sigma Iota, Department Chair, and Interim Dean of the Graduate School. Immediately after teaching at ISU, she was Department Chair, Doctoral Program Co-Coordinator, and CACREP Liaison at Syracuse University. Currently, Dr. Hill is the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University. She is committed to leadership and professional engagement that strengthens graduate education, counseling, counselor education, and supervision. Her professional initiatives focus on cultivating faculty and student development, championing humanistic engagement in professional communities, and advocating for excellence. Her current research projects focus on leadership competence, academic leadership, advocacy in counseling, and social justice advocacy. Her leadership as President of Chi Sigma Iota, President for Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Communications Officer for Counselors for Social Justice has contributed to a broader understanding of how to advance the profession through service and advocacy.