Director of the Henry H. Fowler Program

Dr. Charles William Hill, Jr.

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Dr. Hill, Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs, is a native of Martinsburg, West Virginia and a graduate of Shepherd University and The American University. Before coming to Roanoke College in 1969, he worked as a librarian for the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, research assistant for the Central Economic Development Organization, Inc. and program specialist for the Model Cities Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At Roanoke, he headed the department of history, political science and sociology; coordinated the Criminal Justice Program and the Evening Program; directed the honors program; and was the Henry H. and Trudye Fowler Professor of Public Affairs and director of the Henry H. Fowler Program. His chief research interest is the theory and practice of federalism, particularly the ideas of John Taylor of Caroline, a Jeffersonian critic of centralized government. He also has teaching and research interests in Native American tribal sovereignty.