Rick Hill, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Writing and Literature
  • Phone: 619-849-2670
  • Phone: 619-849-2566 - Fax


  • B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz
  • M.F.A., University of Iowa
  • Ph.D., Writing: University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Dr. Rick Hill joined the PLNU faculty in 2000. His scholarly work includes books on Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis.  He has published poetry, fiction, essays and creative nonfiction in numerous journals. His book of poems No Hands is available from Point Loma Press.
His memoir We're All From Somewhere Else: A Southern California Childhood won a 2011 San Diego Book Award.

Led study abroad tour of Ireland, N. Ireland, Scotland, and England, summers 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2010.
Dr. Hill is currently accepting applicants for 2012.

Program chair and conference book editor for International Colloquium on C. S. Lewis and Friends.

President, Friends of Freddy International Society for Appreciation of Walter R. Brooks, Children's Literature Author.