Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Associate Director for Faculty Development and SoTL in the Learning Communities Program 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 Gifted Child Quarterly. A recipient of the American Psychological Association's national Teaching Excellence Award, she teaches first-year seminars and introductory psychology in a variety of learning communities. Her current research and professional interests include faculty development, metacognition and self-regulation, integrative learning. Her background as a teacher-educator led to a passion for teaching other faculty about the psychology of education as well as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Within this area, she has developed an online course for faculty teaching in learning communities, and also conducts workshops for other institutions’ faculty development initiatives. She is active in professional service at the national and local level, including service as a University System of Georgia SoTL Mentor and as a member of the National Learning Communities Consortium.