Hill to remain at CoJMC as an assistant professor of practice

Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 5:15am

Shoun Hill will join the College of Journalism and Mass Communications as an assistant professor of practice beginning in August 2022. Hill currently has a one-year appointment as a visiting professor of photojournalism in the college. 

Hill has more than 15 years of experience as a photographer for newspapers in Louisville, Minneapolis, Memphis and Orlando. Before joining the college, he was a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York City. 

Hill found his passion for photojournalism while serving in the Army. Originally a general assignment reporter, he was required to take photographs to accompany his stories and he discovered a love for visual storytelling. Hill has worked on numerous projects as a photojournalist including a three-month project documenting school basketball rivalries in Memphis, a series documenting Iraq War veterans who lost limbs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and documenting female sports teams in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Title IX. 

Hill recently expanded into documentary film, shooting and editing a film about the plight of African American farmers, “Black Farmers in Search of Justice.” The film has received numerous awards including awards at the Denton Black Film Festival, the Docs Without Borders Film Festival and the Impact DOCS Awards. 

In addition to his appointment as an assistant professor of practice, Hill will be appointed as the Buffett-Mangleson-Sartore Chair of Photojournalism. Hill has a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State College and a master’s degree in visual communication from Ohio University.


Shoun Hill headshot
Shoun Hill, assistant professor of practice and Buffett-Mangleson-Sartore Chair of Photojournalism