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 retired in May of 2012 after 38 years of service to the school of Kinesiology and LSU. Since the fall of 2014 Hill has assumed the coordination of the medical internship program for the School of Kinesiology. 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 and remains on its board of directors. Hill is a 20 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.
Awards & Honors
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
- 5 $10,000 grants from the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports to train teachers throughout Louisiana,2015, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007.