Patricia Evridge Hill

Associate Professor, Department Chair

University of Texas at Dallas, 1990, Humanities/History.

University of Texas at Dallas, 1984, Humanities/History.

B.A., cum laude
Southern Methodist University, 1979, History major, Spanish minor.
Certified by the State of Texas to teach secondary History and Spanish.

Office: DMH 132
Phone: 408-924-5755
Faculty Page

Areas of Interest

19th- and 20th-century U.S. social and urban history.
U.S. women's history.
U.S. labor history.
Women in medicine and public health.
Historical biography.



  • Dallas: The Making of a Modern City. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.


  • Foreword (with Harvey J. Graff) to a reprint edition of Warren Leslie's, Dallas Public and Private: Aspects of an American City. Dallas: Southern Methodist Univerisity Press, 1998.
  • "'Carrying Health to the Country': The Mountain Medical Service of the American Women's Hospitals," (Medical College of Pennsylvania Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine) Collections, Winter 1997, pp. 1–6.
  • "Invisible Labours: Mill Work and Motherhood in the American South," Social History of Medicine 9 (August 1996): 235–251.
  • "Our People—Hilla Sheriff," Carologue (South Carolina Historical Society), Autumn 1996.
  • "'Go Tell It on the Mountain': Hilla Sheriff and Public Health in the South Carolina Piedmont, 1929–1940," American Journal of Public Health 85 (April 1995): 578–584. Excerpted in Storyletters (a women's studies newsletter) 8 (Winter 1996): 8–9.
  • "Redefining Occupational Illness: Mill Work, Maternal Health, Social Class and Women's Roles in the Textile South," Sigerist Circle Newsletter 8 (Winter 1995): 3–5.
  • "Real Women and True Womanhood: Grassroots Organizing Among Dallas Dressmakers in 1935," Labor's Heritage 5 (Spring 1994): 4–17.
  • "Women's Groups and the Extension of City Services in Early Twentieth-Century Dallas," East Texas Historical Journal 30 (1992): 3–10. Winner of the East Texas Historical Association's C.K. Chamberlain Award for outstanding article published in vol. 30 of the quarterly.

Essays in Ensemble Works

  • "Dallas," in The Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs, ed. Neil Larry Shumsky, ABC-Cilio, 1998.
  • "Hilla Sheriff," and "Maude E. Callen," in Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Practitioners: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, ed. Lois N. Magner, 49–54, 251–254. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.
  • "Dallas Dressmakers' Strike, 1935," and "Charlotte Duncan Graham," in The Handbook of Texas. Austin: Texas State Historical Society, 1996.

Selected Achievements

  • 2007–2010 Scholarly Presenter for four Teaching American History grants providing professional development for history teachers throughout Santa Clara county.
  • Spring 2010 Condon Research Award, SJSU Department of History.
  • July 1996 and 1997 Resident Scholar, San Jose State University History-Social Science Project (professional development for K-12 teachers of history and the social sciences).
  • Summer 1996 California State University Research Fellowship.
  • Summer 1994 Study Grant for College and University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Summer 1994 Summer Research Fellow, Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina.
  • Summer 1993 M.Louise Carpenter Gloeckner Research Fellowship, Medical College of Pennsylvania.
  • Summer 1992 Research Fellowship, Oregon Humanities Center, University of Oregon.
  • Summer 1992 Travel to Collections Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • School of Arts and Humanities Dissertation Research Fellowships, UT-Dallas.


I have served as the statewide secretary and SJSU chapter president of the California Faculty Association - the union for all CSU faculty members. When not engaged as a historian or union activist, I enjoy playing tennis, skiing, hiking, and wine collecting.