Thomas W. Hill received his BS in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on psychological and medical anthropology. He conducted fieldwork with the Kiowa Apache in Oklahoma, a skid road population in Seattle, Washington, and the Santee Dakota and Winnebago in Iowa. His ethnographic and ethnohistorical investigations focused on alcohol use and the Native American Church. He spent his academic career at the University of Northern Iowa and served as the Head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology. He received his college’s Outstanding Teaching Award for tenured faculty and published Native American Drinking: Life Styles, Alcohol Use, Drunken Comportment, Problem Drinking, and the Peyote Religion in 2013.