David Hill joined the faculty in 2007 after teaching at Valdosta State University in Georgia and Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Professor Hill received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stetson and his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida. He teaches courses in the areas of American politics and research methodology, and his course offerings include American National Government; Voters, Campaigns, and Elections; Political Parties and Representation; Congress, and Political Analysis.
His research focus is in political behavior with a specific interest in the interaction between institutions and political participation. He has published articles in American Politics Research, Electoral Studies, State and Local Government Review, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, American Review of Politics, and Politics and Policy. He is also the author of American Voter Turnout: An Institutional Perspective (Westview Press), a text exploring the impact of governmental and electoral institutional arrangements on turnout in American elections.