Kristin Hiller is the Academic Director of NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she taught intercultural communication and teacher preparation courses, developed and piloted a learning community for graduate teaching assistants, and was a graduate fellow in the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of Utah while working on her doctorate in applied linguistics. Dr. Hiller has taught English, developed courses and curricula, trained teachers, directed programs, and/or advised students in the USA, China, Korea, Russia, and Syria. Before returning to the USA for her doctoral studies in applied linguistics, she directed EFL programs in Daejeon, Korea, and in Beijing for the University of California, Riverside Extension.
Dr. Hiller identifies as a critical applied linguist and engages in research on the internationalization of higher education from multiple perspectives. An active member of TESOL International Association and a frequent presenter at the annual convention, she has served two terms as chair of the Program Administration Interest Section and served as an appointed member of the Rules and Resolutions Committee and of the Interest Section Task Force. She holds a B.A. in linguistics and Russian language and literature, an M.A. in TESOL, and a PhD in linguistics.