» VP for Research Janeen Hill, Ph.D.

Janeen Hill completed her Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University of New Mexico and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.  Before joining Chapman University as a tenure track assistant professor (1997), she was a research scientist in Cardiovascular Medicine at U.C. Davis.  She received tenure in 2002 and was promoted to full professor in 2006.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Janeen has assumed increasingly complex leadership positions while at Chapman University, beginning with the chair of biology to today, where she is the founding dean of Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and Acting Vice President for Research.  Since June 1, 2014, the date marking Crean College's inauguration, she has led efforts to grow its research enterprise and its teaching/learning mission.  Today, the college is the second largest at Chapman University.

Janeen's vision for the role of graduate health professional programs in meeting the county, region, and state's healthcare demands contributed importantly to Chapman University's expansion to a second campus in Irvine, the Harry and Diann Rinker Health Science campus.  Today, the Rinker campus is home to Crean College graduate programs in physical therapy, physician assistant studies, communication sciences and disorders, community outreach clinics for stroke and concussion survivors, and those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, and to the School of Pharmacy. 

As a member of Chapman University's task force tackling the institutional challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, she led the efforts to reopen the Rinker Health Science campus.  Reopening the campus to teach graduate health professional students was essential in maintaining our future healthcare workforce.

Janeen is an avid hiker and runner.  She is the proud mother of Danny, who is an engineer with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Janeen Hill
Acting VP for Research Janeen Hill