Associate Professor, Director of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society and Director of Baptist Collections and Library Advancement
MLS, North Texas State University
Baylor University, School of Business (postgraduate, 18 hours)
Baylor University, School of Education (teacher certification, 15 hours)
BA, Communications (minor equivalents in Journalism and English), Baylor University (Summa Cum Laude)
Professor Kathy Hillman became Director of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society in 2012. Additionally, she serves as Associate Professor and Director of Baptist Collections and Library Advancement for the University Libraries. A native Texan, Hillman joined the faculty in 1976 as Assistant Acquisitions Librarian (Instructor), became Acquisitions Librarian in 1980 (Assistant/Associate Professor), achieved tenure in 1983, and served as Director of Special Collections from 2008-12. Although her student work-study job was in the athletic department, Kathy fell in love with librarianship while working a semester as the Baylor Libraries’ first fulltime reference department assistant. She taught high school speech and English and was a school librarian for two years while completing her MLS.
In addition to her Baylor responsibilities, Hillman has been active in Baptist life, serving as President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, President of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, and Recording Secretary and Vice-President of Woman’s Missionary Union, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention.