Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D., is Interim Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and an 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 graduate courses in first-year studies as well as undergraduate first-year seminars and introductory psychology at KSU. Her current research and professional interests include theoretical foundations of SoTL, SoTL support and mentoring, metacognition and self-regulation, and integrative learning. 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 Lorraine Gilpin Award from the SoTL Commons and the Distinguished Faculty award from KSU's University College.