Sarah A. Hill, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science 

 Sarah A. Hill, Ph.D.


Phone: (657) 278 - 2504


Office: GH 538 




  • 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




  • Hill, Sarah A., D. Roderick Kiewiet, and Shelly Arsneault.  2021.  “Public Schools, Private Money: The Persistence of Inequality.”  Journal of Education Finance 47(2).
  • Bruschke, Jon, Andrew Gonis, Sarah A. Hill, Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, and William Loges.  2016. “The Influence of Heterogeneous Exposure and Pre-Deliberation Queries on Pretrial Publicity Effects.” Communication Monographs 83(4): 521-534.  
  • Hill, Sarah A., and D. Roderick Kiewiet.  2015.  “The Impact of State Supreme Court Decisions on Public School Finance.”  Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 31(1): 61-92.
  • Hill, Sarah A.  2012.  “Election Administration Finance in California Counties.” American Review of Public Administration 42(5): 606-628.