Aloni Hill

Aloni Hill, Ph.D.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Assistant Professor

Faculty Advisor of the National Association of Black Journalists at VCU

(804) 631-3838

T. Edward Temple Building, 901 W. Main St., room 1125

Curriculum vitae



  • Ph.D. Communication, Regent University
  • M.A. Media and Communications, Norfolk State University
  • B.S. Mass Communications, Norfolk State University


Dr. Hill joined the Robertson School during the fall semester of 2018, teaching writing, multimedia, and history courses in the undergraduate program. She also chartered the National Association of Black Journalists at VCU student chapter in 2021. Outside of her work as an educator, Dr. Hill continues her professional work as a freelance multimedia specialist. Prior to joining the Robertson School, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications at Virginia Union University from 2013 until 2018. Dr. Hill is driven by a deep passion for her field and a strong desire to make a meaningful impact on the next generation of journalists and media professionals.


MASC 465 Newscasting
MASC 460 Advanced Television Newsgathering
MASC 380 Media and Culture
MASC 367 Beginning Media Production
MASC 363 Introduction to Broadcast Writing
MASC 274 Diversity in the Media
MASC 261 History and Development of Journalism

Scholarship Interests

  • Celebrity-Fan Relationships and Involvement
  • Signification
  • Health Communication


  • National Association of Black Journalists


  • International Aberje Award, International Public Relations Research Conference, 2020
  • International Public Relations Research Conference 2021 International ABERJE Award
  • International Public Relations Research Conference 2021 Top Paper Award
  • VCU 2021 Black History in the Making Award Recipient


O’Donnell, N. H., Karabas, I., Hill, A. (in press). Reducing food waste during COVID19: 
Testing role model stories as a strategy for promoting conservation behaviors. 
Frontiers in Communication: Food, Media and the Environment Special Issue. DOI:

Guidry, J.P.D., O’Donnell, N.H., Meganck, S.L., Lovari, A., Miller, C.A., Messner, M., Hill, A., 
Medina-Messner, V. & Carlyle, K.E. (2022). Tweeting a Pandemic: Communicating 
#COVID19 across the globe. In press and Published online at Health Communication.