Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill


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

Academic interests

Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

Religion, Higher Education, Quantitative Methods


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • 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. Forthcoming. 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).

  • Hill, Jonathan P. Forthcoming. “Making Volunteers: Civic Life After Welfare’s End (Book Review).”Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

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