Areas of SpecializationUrban studies, documentary photography, American history
BackgroundZach Hilpert is a Ph.D. candidate originally from Vermillion, S.D. His academic interests include urban studies, documentary photography, film, and American history. His master's thesis delved into a previously unexplored and little known 1935 series of photographs by Berenice Abbott, who traveled that summer throughout the eastern and southern United States with partner Elizabeth McCausland to create a (never fully realized) photographic and literary portrait of America. Today, Zach spends his time reading, nurturing his own photography habit/hobby, and wishing he had enough time to own a Basset Hound.
EducationBA, Film Studies, University of Minnesota, 2002
MS, eLearning/Distance Education Administration, Northern State University, 2005
MA, American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2006