Dr Rod St Hill

BCom(Hons) (Newcastle), PhD (Canterbury)

Vice President (Academic)

Phone: 07 3347 7900
Email: rsthill@chc.edu.au

Much of Rod’s life has been devoted to communication. He has lectured in economics and business in higher education institutions for 30 years. Prior to taking up his appointment at CHC in 2009 he had a 16 year involvement in Christian community radio, including hosting a weekly program for 11 years. He also applied his economics expertise to help in the establishment of a large music and culture festival that communicates the gospel message in a family-oriented atmosphere each Easter. And, for five years he lectured at a Bible college in regional Queensland.

At CHC Rod is committed to transforming the marketplace by developing a large body of business graduates who are fully confident that they can apply Christian worldview thinking in whatever aspect of business they are involved – be that in the private profit-making sector, the private not-for-profit sector, the church, parachurch organisations, or the public sector.

Rod’s teaching interests span economics, management and human resources. As a teacher he seeks to demonstrate how Christian worldview is applied to the ‘real world’ contexts of business.

Rod has published over 40 academic papers and chapters in books. His current research interests are biblical economics and learning and teaching business from a Christian worldview perspective.

Rod holds a first class honours degree in commerce from the University of Newcastle (NSW) and a PhD in financial market economics from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).

Research Interests

                • Economic development and policy
                • Learning and teaching in economics and business
                • Christian world view in the business curriculum

Professional Affiliations

                • Member, Association of Christian Economists
                • Member, Christian Business Faculty Association
                • Member, Christian Management Australia
                • Member, Economic Society of Australia

Personal Interests

                • Aviation
                • Christian country music
                • Gardening



St Hill, R. (2001). Internet economics guide (rev. ed.). Sydney, NSW, Australia: Addison Wesley Longman.
St Hill, R. (2001). Internet finance guide. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Addison Wesley Longman.

Book Chapters

St Hill, R. (2000). Perspectives on the New Zealand macromarketing environment. In M.D. Clemes, New Zealand marketing: Case studies in strategic marketing (4th ed.)(pp. 1-10). Wellington, NZ: Daphne Brassell.

St Hill, R. (2002). Meeting the challenge of ‘massification’: Taking learner diversity seriously. In J. Cameron, G. Shaw, & A. Arnott (Eds.), Tertiary teaching: Doing it differently—Doing it better (pp. 33-46). Darwin, NT, Australia: NTU Press.

St Hill, R. (2008). The ethics of designing for multimodality: Empowering non-traditional learners. In U. Demiray & R. Sharma (Eds.), Ethical practices and implications in distance learning (pp.126-155). Foster City, CA: Ideas Group International.


Carmichael, C., & St Hill, R. (2006). Towards quality in multiple-choice assessment. International Journal of Business & Management Education, 13(8), 33–47

Conference Proceedings

St Hill, R. (2000, July). Meeting the challenges of learner diversity: Applying modal preference and learning needs to adult learning, Proceedings of the ASET/HERDSA Joint International Conference on Flexible Learning for a Flexible Society, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

St Hill, R. (2004, July). Developing a new faculty approach to quality policy on plagiarism. Proceedings of the Australian Universities’ Quality Forum Adelaide 2004: Quality in a Time of Change, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

St Hill, R. (2005, July). Engaging communities as scholarship. Proceedings of the Australian Universities’ Quality Forum Sydney 2005: Engaging Communities, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Sankey, M., & St Hill, R. (2005, July). Multimodal design for hybrid learning materials in a second-level economics course. Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Teaching Economics Conference, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, 98–106. Sankey, M., & St Hill, R. (2008, June). Ethical considerations in providing distance education in the light of massification. Proceedings of the Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, QLD, Australia, 1-6.

St Hill, R., & Bishop, S. (2008, July). A student learning journey audit. Proceedings of the Australian Universities’ Quality Forum Canberra Quality & Standards in Higher Education: Making a Difference, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

St Hill, R., & Crane, F. (2011, June/July). Planning and quality in a small higher education provider. Proceedings of the Australian Universities Quality Forum 2011: Demonstrating Quality, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.


St Hill, R. (2000). The Australian arts festival Toowoomba: Indicative economic impact statement.

St Hill, R. (2000). The Australian gospel music festival 2000: Report on survey of patrons.

St Hill, R. (2001). The Australian gospel music festival 2001: Report on survey of patrons.

St Hill, R. (2001). Economic impact of sporting events on Toowoomba’s economy: Final report.

St Hill, R. (2002). The Australian gospel music festival 2002: Report on survey of patrons.

St Hill, R. (2003). The Australian gospel music festival 2003: Report on survey of patrons.

St Hill, R. (2004). The Australian gospel music festival 2004: Report on survey of patrons.

St Hill, R. (2013). Your kingdom come, your will be done…in business. Biblical foundations for business as mission (Issue group report). Business as Mission Global Think Tank. Retrieved from http://bamthinktank.org/reports

St Hill, R. (2014). Federal budget breakfast presentation at Federal Budget Breakfast, Citipointe Christian College, Brisbane, May 14, 2014 [Handout]. Carindale, QLD, Australia: Christian Heritage College.


St Hill, R. (2000, November). Modal preference in a teaching strategy. Poster paper presented at Conference on Effective Teaching and Learning at University, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

St Hill, R. (2001, September). Regional communities: The story so far (1998–2001). Address presented at the Regional Communities Conference series 2001–Southeast Queensland West, Ipswich, QLD, Australia.

St Hill, R., et al. (2001, January). Planning for sustainable regional economic development in the Eastern Darling Downs: Policy context and socio-economic profile. Paper presented at Land Use Studies Centre, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

St Hill, R. (2012, November). Towards a contemporary theology of business. Paper presented at Vose College Conference, Beyond the bottom line: A Christian vision for the marketplace, Perth, WA, Australia.

St Hill, R. (2014, March). Missional business: More than corporate social responsibility. Paper presented at CR3+ Conference 2014: CSR expanding horizons, La Trobe Business School, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.