Hill JackAssociate Professor of Religion
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Jack A. Hill is Associate Professor of Religion (Social Ethics) at Texas Christian University. A specialist in comparative ethics, he has taught and written on the ethics of marginalized persons—Rastafarians in Jamaica, former freedom fighters in South Africa, and indigenous islanders in the South Pacific. He is currently lecturing on Christian ethics, ecology and world religions, while developing a new research interest in ethics and American culture that is informed by historical Jesus scholarship. In addition to teaching and writing, Hill has coordinated peace and justice programs and served as an ethics consultant for churches, universities and grassroots organizations in the U.S., Fiji and South Africa. He is a trained mediator, teaching mentor and former pastor, and frequently mediates conflicts, leads teaching workshops and speaks in churches, while also actively contributing to professional societies.


  • Making Ethical Decisions, 2002
  • Foundations of Ethics, 1999
  • Foundations of Theology, 1998
  • Seeds of Transformation: Discerning the Values of the Next Generation, 1998
  • I-Sight: The World of Rastafari: An Interpretative Sociological Account of Rastafarian Ethics, 1995

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • M.T.S., Harvard University
  • B.A., Occidental College

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Religion, Texas Christian University, 2003–
  • Assistant Professor of Religion, Texas Christian University, 2000–2003
  • Senior Lecturer of Theology and Ethics, Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji, 1998–1999
  • Visiting Professor of Ethics, University of Durban-Westville, Durban, South Africa, 1994–1997
  • Lecturer in Church and Society, Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji, 1989–1993

Professional Service

  • Chair, Faculty Senate Tenure, Promotion and Grievance Committee, Texas Christian University, 2003–
  • Vice President, Phi Beta Kappa, Texas Christian University, 2001–
  • Chair, Accreditation Committee, South Pacific Association of Theological Schools, 1998–1999
  • Head of Department, Theology and Ethics, Pacific Theological College, 1998–1999
  • Coordinator, Peace and Justice Unit, Center for Constructive Theology, University of Durban-Westville, 1995–1997Member, University Ethics Committee, Board of Public Policy and Development Management, University of Durban-Westville, 1995–1997

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Grant (India), 2003
  • Junior Scholar Research Award, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 2002
  • American Academy of Religion Research Grant, 2001–2002
  • Carter Woodson Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 1986–1988
  • Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship, 1986–1987
  • Honors, Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations, 1985