Peter B. Hilton, PhD

Peter Hilton

Title: Associate Professor
Company: Saint Xavier University
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Peter B. Hilton, PhD, Associate Professor at Saint Xavier University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

With more than 30 years of professional excellence in the field of education, Dr. Hilton has spent the bulk of his career at Saint Xavier University, beginning in 1992. Currently an associate professor since 2004, he was formerly a teacher of graduate courses, teacher of staff development courses, and teacher of education foundation courses. He commenced his career as a middle school teacher in Lincoln, IL, in 1986. A U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, his research strengths are in action research, autobiography, mythopoetics, and qualitative models of research.

Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Hilton has been a presenter at several conferences, including the National Middle School Association Convention, the International Reading Association National Convention, the Association for the Advancement of Curriculum National Conference, and the American Educational Research Association National Conference. He has also been a consultant for AIMS and Title I Teachers at the Middle Level.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Hilton pursued a formal education, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in epistemology from San Jose State University in 1970. He followed this accomplishment with a Master of Arts in individualized American studies from the University of Oregon in 1977. Thereafter, he earned a Master of Arts in teaching with a concentration in reading from National Louis University in 1986. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum design from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004. He has since become a certified online instructor.

A member of the American Educational Research Association and International Literacy Association, Dr. Hilton has contributed to such publications as “Subject Matter as Experience” in the Guide to Curriculum in Education in 2015, “Sage’s Encyclopedia of Curriculum” in 2009, and “A Pathway Toward Curriculum, Pedagogies of the Imagination: Mythopoetic Curriculum in Educational Practice” in 2008. He has also authored a book through the University of Illinois at Chicago, entitled “Fictionalized Autobiography as Curriculum: Relationships in the Making of a Teacher Educator” in 2004.

In recognition of his exceptional achievements in his industry, Dr. Hilton was presented with the Saint Xavier Award from Saint Xavier University in 2013, an honor that is only given to one faculty member per year, which he considers to be the highlight of his career. Looking toward the future, he aspires to continue teaching in the classroom and progressing in his research.

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