Hillary believes in providing students with individualized attention and tailors her teaching methods to suit different student needs. She creates a safe space for self-expression (especially with withdraw or under-motivated students), and give encouragement with earned praise. Hillary draws upon her many years as a museum educator to make history and other subjects more relatable for students using story-telling and material-culture based pedagogical methods.
University Competitive Fellowship, University of Delaware-2007
Warren E. Roberts Graduate Student Paper Award, Pioneer America Society-2006
Alumni Graduate Award in History, University of Delaware, History Department-2005
First-place Award, Graduate Division, Geis Student Research on Women Conference, University of Delaware-2005
Merit Award, American Association for State and Local History, for museum catalog UnCommon Clay: New Jersey’s Architectural Terra Cotta Industry-2005