Martha Hill `79 was a biology major at Earlham and earned her M.Ed. in science education (emphasis in museums) at the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in science education at Purdue University. While at Earlham she was active in biology department activities (ran the Drosophila lab as a senior), sang in a community chorus, took part in the mastodon dig in northern Indiana and worked as a tour guide and mammal curator for the Joseph Moore Museum. She and her husband Michael live in Colfax, Indiana. They have two sons— Charles (a Wabash and U. of Nebraska alum) and Thomas who is currently a senior at Earlham majoring in art/studio art.
Martha is the vice president for public programs at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis where she has been for 15 years. She credits her work at the JMM with her museum direction having also served as educator at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, Ohio. Favorite memories at EC: field trips during biology courses including the wildflower pilgrimage to the Smoky Mountains, turtle research at Dewart Lake and somewhere in Illinois to see Prairie Chickens; great friendships developed freshman year still going strong after 43 years; the Bundy Revolution resulting in the Sovereign State of Bundy; and a great off-campus experience in London.