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Faculty: Jonathan Hill

Jonathan HillJonathan Hill, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Office: Spoelhof Center 217

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Educational Background

  • BA Grove City College
  • MA Univeristy of Notre Dame
  • PhD University of Notre Dame

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory, Sociology of Religion, Statistics

Research Interests

Religion, Higher Education, Quantitative Methods

Selected Publications


Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan P. Hill, and Kari Christoffersen. 2014. Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church. Oxford University Press.

Articles and Book Chapters

Hill, Jonathan P. Forthcoming. "Rejecting Evolution: The Role of Religion, Education, and Social Networks." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Uecker, Jeremy, and Jonathan P. Hill. Forthcoming. “Religious Schools, Home Schools, and the Timing of Family Formation.” Review of Religious Research.

Glanzer, Perry, Jonathan P. Hill, and Todd Ream. 2014. “Changing Souls: Higher Education’s Influence upon the Religious Lives of Emerging Adults.”  In Emerging Adults’ Religiousness and Spirituality: Meaning-Making in an Age of Transition, edited by Carolyn McNamara Barry and Mona M. Abo-Zena. New York: Oxford University Press.

Glanzer, Perry L. and Jonathan P. Hill. 2013. “Why Most American Universities Have Given up on Human Purpose and Meaning: A Critical Exploration of the Historical Story.” Journal of Values & Beliefs 34:289-299    

Hill, Jonathan P. and Kevin den Dulk. 2013. "Religion, Volunteering, and Educational Setting: The Role of Youth Schooling Type on Civic Engagement." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:179-197.

Miller, Brian J., Peter Mundey, and Jonathan P. Hill. 2013. "Faith in the Age of Facebook: Exploring the Links between Religion and Social Network Site Membership and Use." Sociology of Religion 74:227-253.

Hill, Peter C., Keith J. Edwards, and Jonathan P. Hill. 2012. “Religious Pluralism and Higher Education Institutional Contexts: Implications for Research.” In Spirituality Enacted in Higher Education: Translating Research into Practice, edited by Alyssa Bryant Rockenbach & Matthew J. Mayhew. New York: Routledge.

Brandon Vaidyanathan, Jonathan P. Hill, and Christian Smith. 2011. “Religion and Charitable Financial Giving to Religious and Secular Causes: Does Political Ideology Matter?” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:450-69.

Hill, Jonathan. P. 2011. “Faith and Understanding: Specifying the Impact of Higher Education on Religious Belief.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50: 533-51.

Hill, Jonathan P., and Brandon Vaidyanathan. 2011. “Substitution or Symbiosis? Assessing the Relationship Between Religious and Secular Giving.” Social Forces 90:157-80.

Edwards, Keith J., Todd W. Hall, Will Slater, and Jonathan P. Hill. 2011. “The Multidimensional Structure of the Quest Construct.” Journal of Psychology and Theology 39:87-110.

Hill, Jonathan P and Daniel V.A. Olson. 2009. “Market Share and Religious Competition: Do Small Market Share Congregations and Their Leaders Try Harder?” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:629-49.

Hill, Jonathan P. 2009. “Higher Education as Moral Community: Institutional Influences on Religious Participation During College.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:515-34.

Other Publications

Hill, Jonathan P. 2014. "Rethinking the Origins Debate" Christianity Today online.  February 4.
Available here.  

Hill, Jonathan P. 2014. “No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education.” (Book review) Journal of Contemporary Religion 29:143-145.

Hill, Jonathan P. 2013. “A New Science of Religion.” (Book review) Sociology of Religion 74: 552-553.

Hill, Jonathan P. 2012. “Making Volunteers: Civic Life After Welfare’s End (Book Review).” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 41:912-15.

Hill, Jonathan P. 2012. “Parsing Santorum’s Statistic on God and College: Looks as if It’s Wrong.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 11.

Smith, Christian, and Jonathan P. Hill. 2009. “Toward the Measurement of Interpersonal Generosity (IG): An IG Scale Conceptualized, Tested, and Validated.”
Available here.

Hill, Jonathan P. 2009. “In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change (Book review).” Social Forces 84:2216-19.

Sikkink, David and Jonathan Hill. 2005. "Religion and Education." In Helen Rose Ebaugh (ed.), Handbook on Religion and Social Institutions (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers).