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College of Health Professions and Social Work

College of Health Professions and Social Work

Halcyon St. Hill, EdD, MS, MLS(ACSP), FASAHP
Halcyon St. Hill, EdD, MS, MLS(ACSP), FASAHP

Phone: (239) 590-7496
Office: Marieb Hall 339

Dr. Halcyon St. Hill holds a doctorate from Rutgers University. She also holds a Master of Science in Microbiology from the Waksman Institute, Rutgers University and a B.S. in Health Sciences, with a major in Clinical Laboratory Science from Hunter College.  Dr. St. Hill holds a Florida license and certification in clinical laboratory sciences from the American Society for Clinical Pathology.  Dr. St. Hill received recognition with national distinction as a Fellow of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) for outstanding leadership and contributions to health professions. Other awards include the  McTarnaghan Teaching Award from the FGCU Student Government, FGCU Excellence in Service Award and 2013 ASCLS & FSCLS Omicron Sigma Award.

Dr. Halcyon St. Hill served as the Faculty Senate President and as a member (Trustee) of the Board of Trustees of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) for two terms ending 2009. Dr. St. Hill is  a full Professor of  Health Sciences who is  well recognized in interdisciplinary/interprofessional education. She also served as the FGCU representative on the Advisory Council of Faculty Senates (ACFS) for the State University System of Florida, and led that organization in the creation and adoption of standards and language articulating the definition and principles of shared governance in public higher education. Dr. St. Hill joined FGCU in 1996 as Assistant Dean for the College of Health Professions and Associate Professor, and Founding Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (Health Sciences Graduate and Undergraduate programs).   Her prior employment  include Director and Associate Professor, Medical Technology, Department of Laboratory Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University; and Director, of the NAACLS Accredited Mountainside Hospital Baccalaureate Degree (BS) Programs affiliated with Rutgers University, Farleigh Dickinson University, Caldwell College, and Kean College in NJ. She was an Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (joint appointment) at the Rutgers – SHRP (Formerly, the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Health Related Professions  or UMDNJ-SHRP), Newark, NJ. Dr. St. Hill’s prior clinical positions include, Immunohematologist in the, Immunohematology Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center, NY and Medical Laboratory Technologist, in the Department of Pathology at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ.

Dr. St. Hill’s successes in scholarship are noted by numerous intellectual contributions. They include juried articles, book chapters, model curriculum – body of knowledge documents for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS) and professional standard documents used in laboratory medicine nationally and internationally.  She has a multitude of peer reviewed presentations based on her research and scholarship; some sought both by invitation and peer review in prestigious arenas including Oxford University in the UK. She has also attained several external and internal grant funds from competitive sources including a federal grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services for Interdisciplinary Gerontology Education in Underserved Areas, which she authored, and for which served as PI during her tenure at FGCU.  Dr. Halcyon St. Hill has served on the Nominations, Education, Research, and Accreditation Committees for ASAHP and the Geriatric Education Committee for the Association of Gerontology for Higher Education (AGHE).

Currently, Dr. St. Hill chairs the ASCLS Generalist and Public Health Scientific Assembly. Her activities at the regional level include serving on the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center Advisory Board and the Southwest Florida Palliative Care Coalition Board.  She has been recognized for service on the international level as an advisor and author contributor for the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).  Dr. St. Hill is also known for her work in specialized accreditation for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and institutional accreditation, and has served as a consultant in this and other professional arenas.  Additionally, she has served on and chaired many committees in academia including search committees for faculty, staff and administrators at multiple institutions, and particularly at FGCU.