Hilleary Himes

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I have lived and traveled throughout the country and across the world, but now I am happy to call the State College area home. I came to Penn State as an undergraduate focused on studying anthropology. After my time at the University, I worked in the field of archaeology in the central Pennsylvania area then moved out West to pursue my graduate degree. I earned my master's degree at the University of Montana and had the opportunity to participate in archaeological excavations under the Big Sky! I've since moved back to Pennsylvania, and, while working as a First-year Testing, Consulting and Advising Program adviser here at Penn State, I found my passion working with college students.

I enjoy hiking, biking, boating, and camping around the State College area with my husband and my dog. My dog happens to be the cutest and smartest dog ever, but then again I am a little biased.


  • B.A. in Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. in Anthropology, The University of Montana

Current Position

Senior Undergraduate Studies Programs Coordinator and Director of Academic Advising, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Research & Teaching Interests

Advising first-year students, exploratory students' academic decision making and non-traditional students

Contact Information

E-mail: hxs220@psu.edu
Office: 14 Deike Building
Phone: 814-863-2751