I teach the art of innovation, interactive storytelling and entrepreneurship for creators.
I am the founding director of the New Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. I love helping students realize how innovative they can be - from starting a businesses to tackling artificial intelligence. I'm an optimist, which is why I love learning and teaching what seems hard. My students are amazing and I love seeing them grow.
When I'm not working my day job, I am creating products for Playable Media, LLC -- a nimble startup that creates serious games, instructional design and interactive tools. My new obsession is AncestoriesXR, a startup I'm working on to bring family history to life. Or I'm helping other startups by serving on their advisory board. I'm a journalist and media executive who loves solving problems and providing actionable information to people.
"Retha Hill is beyond professional. She is a strategic thinker who is more than dependable. I've worked with Retha on several different projects. She is an intelligent, capable and motivated mentor, educator and student. "
"I've known Retha professionally going on two decades. Simply put, she's a leader with vision and passion. Without question, my time working for her directly at BET.com continues to pay huge dividends in my professional and business careers."
"Retha was my boss/professor at the NMIL for roughly a year. She's an excellent resource for any aspiring journalist who is looking to get into digital media. She will give you the opportunity to work in a digital media startup provided that you put hard work in."
"Not only is Retha brilliant and way ahead of her time, but she lives by the credo that she will never be outworked. She is the leader who puts words and dreams to action."