Jason Hill

Jason Hill is Professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as a Resident Fellow of the University’s Institute on the Environment. His research focuses on the consequences of food, energy, agriculture, and natural resources from a life-cycle perspective. Dr. Hill has testified before U.S. House and Senate Committees on the environmental effects of transportation biofuels. His work has been published in the journals Science and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He recently served on the National Research Council’s Committee on the Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production and on the United States Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board’s Biogenic Carbon Advisory Panel. Dr. Hill received his AB in Biology from Harvard College and his PhD in Plant Biological Sciences from the University of Minnesota.

Courses Taught

BBE 3201 – Sustainability of Food Systems: A Life Cycle Perspective

GCC 3001/5001 – Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It?

ESPM 3603/5603 – Environmental Life Cycle Analysis

ESPM 3607 – Natural Resource Consumption and Sustainability

SSM 4506W — Sustainable Systems Management Capstone

SUST 3003 – Sustainable People, Sustainable Planet


AB – 1997 – Harvard College

PhD – 2004 – University of Minnesota

Jason Hill