Sarah A. Hill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science  |  Division Vice Chair

 Sarah A. Hill, Ph.D.


Phone: (657) 278 - 2504


Office: GH 538 

Office Hours:

TU 2:00-4:00 PM &
W 6:00-7:00 PM
or by appointment




  • Ph.D., Social Science, California Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Social Science, California Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Applied Mathematical Sciences, Texas A&M University


Research Areas

  • American Politics State and Local Government
  • Public Policy
  • California Government
  • Education Policy


Courses Regularly Taught

  • POSC 300 - Contemporary Issues in California Government and Politics
  • POSC 305 - Introduction to State and Local Politics
  • POSC 315 - Politics and Policy Making in America
  • POSC 519 - Seminar in State and Local Government
  • POSC 528 - Seminar in Public Administration and Policy




  • The Impact of State Supreme Court Decisions on Public School Finance, The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2015
  • The Deliberative Poll as a Method for Generating Informed Opinion on Immigration, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 2012
  • Election Administration Finance in California Counties, American Review of Public Administration, 2012
  • Inequality Aversion and Diminishing Sensitivity, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2007