Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D., is Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Cognition and Development from the University of Georgia in 2003, where a portion of her dissertation research was named "Paper of the Year" by the flagship journal Gifted Child Quarterly. A recipient of the American Psychological Association's Teaching Excellence Award, she has taught a variety of courses in first-year studies and psychology at KSU. Her current research and professional interests include theoretical foundations of SoTL, SoTL support and advocacy, and metacognition and self-regulation. She has served as a University System of Georgia SoTL Fellows Mentor since 2015, and is a recipient of the 2017 USG Board of Regents' Award for SoTL. In 2017 she was honored with the Distinguished Faculty award from KSU's University College.