Adjunct faculty

Gerald J. Hills

Teaching Professor in Public Policy

To email Rusty, please use the following email address: [email protected]

Rusty Hills is a lecturer in public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He has served in senior leadership roles in the Michigan Office of Governor and the Michigan Department of Attorney General for 23 years, including senior advisor to the Attorney General and director of public affairs for the Office of Governor.  Hills was elected unanimously to serve as chair of the Michigan Republican Party in 2000 and again in 2001. In 1990, Hills served on the transition team for Governor-elect John Engler, and again in 2010 for Attorney General-elect Bill Schuette. He has attended eight national conventions as a delegate or speechwriter. Prior to government, public service and politics, Hills worked as a reporter and anchorman for CBS and NBC television affiliates in Lansing, Jackson, and Flint, Michigan. Hills has a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications from Michigan State University and a Master of Government from the University of Notre Dame.

Educational background

  • Master of Government, University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications, Michigan State University