Hilary Hungerford

Faculty Member

Dr. Hilary Hungerford



I am a human geographer specializing in human-environment interactions. I work on sustainability issues, both in West Africa and in Utah. If you are interested in how humans impact and are impacted by their environments, come talk to me!

Classes I teach at UVU:
GEOG 1000: Intro to Physical Geography
GEOG 130G: Survey of World Regions
GEOG 1400: Human Geography
GEOG 1600: Geography of Utah
GEOG 2000: Sustainability and Environment
GEOG 3110: Urban Geography


Ph D, University of Kansas, 2012

Major: Geography

MA, University of Kansas, 2007

Major: Geography

BA, University of Northern Colorado, 2001

Major: Geography



Introduction to Human Geography SS GI, Spring 2022


Survey of World Geography GI SS, Spring 2022


Slezak, Cyrill (Presenter & Author), Chamberland, Stephen (Presenter & Author), Hungerford, Hilary (Presenter & Author), Yu, Array (Presenter & Author), 1st Annual Intermountain Teaching for Learning Conference, "Infusing the undergraduate curriculum with hands-on, inquiry-based learning", Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. (March, 2017)

Scholarly/Creative Works

WSB, Jonathan Westover, Qudisat, Rasha , Raje, Janis , Cadet, Eddy , Hungerford, Hilary , Wang, Weihong , Westover, Jonathan , Blevins, Maria , Emerman, Steve , Cortez, Carlos , "GP-UP: Undergraduate Preparation through Multidisciplinary Service Learning at Utah Lake (UP--Utah Lake) Funding Program_ National Science Foundation, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education_ Geopaths (IUSE-Geopaths) Program Solicitation_ NSF 20-516" .
Hungerford, Hilary , Thackeray, Susan L, Smith, Anna-Lise , (2021) "Using Public, On-Campus Art in Teaching and Creating Community in Introductory Geography Courses" (Issue: 2, vol. 18). The Geography Teacher.
Cantrell, Randall , Hungerford, Hilary , Forthun, Larry , Irani, Tracy , Cantrell, Vance , others, Array , (2021) "Young migrants’ views of their present and future in Niamey and Niger" (Issue: 6, vol. 1). SN Social Sciences.
Hungerford, Hilary , Thackeray, Susan , Smith, Anna-Lise , (2021) "Using Public, On-Campus Art in Teaching and Creating Community in Introductory Geography Courses" (Issue: 2, vol. 18). United States: The Geography Teacher. https://doi.org/10.1080/19338341.2021.1895865
Hungerford, Hilary , Smiley, Sarah L, Blair, Taylor , Beutler, Samantha , Bowers, Noel , Cadet, Eddy , (2019) "Coping with Floods in Pikine, Senegal_ An Exploration of Household Impacts and Prevention Efforts" (Issue: 2, vol. 3). Urban Science.
Hungerford, Hilary , (2019) "D akar" . The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies.


Global / Intercultural Dean's Award

Utah Valley University Global / Intercultural Initiative - May, 2022

Active Citizen Award

Center for Social Impact, Utah Valley University

Board of Trustee Award of Excellence

Utah Valley University

Faculty Excellence Award

Utah Valley University

Excellence in Service

College of Science, Utah Valley University

Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

United States Department of State