Since 1990, Anne Hildreth worked as an integral member of the University at Albany and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. Serving as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Anne retired from the University at the end of the 2018 summer. To reflect her decades long commitment, the University named Anne the inaugural recipient of the Hope-Hildreth Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, named in her honor and that of her colleague Monica Hope. Anne was also honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service and Rockefeller College’s Distinguished Service to the College Award.
During her tenure, Anne participated in the University’s Freshman Experience program for which she developed one credit courses in American politics to acclimate first semester students to academic expectations and familiarize them with the resources available at the University. Her teaching areas included campaigns and elections, political parties, and public opinion. She also developed a course on political reform in which students use team based learning to examine and evaluate procedural problems in American politics and propose solutions.
Professor Hildreth’s research reflected an abiding interest in the engagement of the American public, and the forms and quality of opportunities for public discourse on and shaping of important political events and policies.