Charles Hill


Charles HillProfessor of Social Psychology
Department of Psychological Sciences

Science & Learning Center 350A
562.907.4200, ext. 4805

Academic History

B.A., University of Oregon
M.S., M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D, Harvard University

Academic Interests

Interpersonal Relationships, Diverse Identities


Psychology professor and relationship expert, Chuck Hill, has been studying interpersonal relationships for more than 40 years. He has co-authored a number of articles based on the Boston Couples Study — a 25-year examination of more than 200 couples. He is currently conducting an online cross-cultural study of intimate relationships in collaboration with colleagues around the world. He has also conducted research on ethnic and other identities among two thousand college students over a period of 18 years. He has participated in study abroad programs, study tours, professional conferences, and personal travel in 51 countries.

Dr. Hill graduated Phi Beta Kappa in physics from the Honors College at the University of Oregon, and he holds an M.S. in physics and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. He teaches “Introductory Psychology,” “Social Psychology,” and “Diverse Identities.” Dr. Hill was the recipient of the Harry W. Nerhood Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014.