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Judy Sturgis Hill

Assistant Professor of Communication

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  • MA - Communication, Eastern Michigan University
  • BA - Communication, Eastern Michigan University

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Eastern Michigan University Women's Commission
  • Eastern Michigan University Black Faculty and Staff

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAC 124 - Foundations of Speech Communication
  • CTAC 227 - Interpersonal Communication
  • CTAC 275 - Interracial/Ethnic Communication
  • CTAC 373 - Family Communication




Judy Sturgis Hill has taught at EMU since 1994. A dynamic classroom teacher, she is also an advocate for many important University-wide initiatives.

David Gore organized and implemented the Summer Institute program at Eastern and sought Judy's input to assure that the program gave a diverse community of high school students a look at a wide range of educational disciplines. She has assumed many additional roles: a faculty adviser for many student organizations, service on the planning committee for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day since its inception, and work with Campus Life as the Director of Diversity Programs.

Judy also was the first "faculty-in-residence" in the First Year Center. She held this role for three years and introduced many incoming students to life in the residence halls before taking the interim position of Director of Diversity.

Missing the classroom and teaching students she returned to her full-time duties in CMTA. Teaching interests include public speaking, methods for secondary educators, interpersonal communication, interracial/ethnic communication and foundations of speech communication.

EMU Forensics benefits from her energy as a coach. The first national champion in EMU Forensics Team history, she remains devoted to the program and often travels each year with the team to the National Forensics Association Tournament.

Scholarly/Creative activity includes several conference presentations highlighted by two oratories, "The Cringe of Prejudice" and "Heroin Babies."