About Dan Hill

Born in Minot, North Dakota and raised in Minnesota and Italy, Dan Hill received his B.A. in English/Art History from St. Olaf College (with additional studies at Oxford University), a M.A. in Creative Writing, and a PhD from Rutgers University. After working in the Director's Office at the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, for PSE&G, and the consulting firm Experience Engineering, Dan launched his own company, Sensory Logic, Inc. in 1998. This market research and consulting firm has done work for over 50% of the world's top 100 advertisers and is the recipient of 7 U.S. patents. Dan Hill published 8 books, including Emotionomics, which features a foreword by Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, and was chosen by Advertising Age as one of the top 10 must-read books of 2009. Other recent books have included: Famous Faces Decoded: A Guidebook for Reading Others, Two Cheers for Democracy: How Emotions Drive Leadership Style, and First Blush: People's Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art. Dan's media coverage and national TV appearances include a front-page profile in The New York Times, ABC's "Good Morning, America," NBC's "The Today Show," CNN, Fox, MSNBC, PBS. Dan's work was noted with commendation in the 1989, 1991 and 1994 editions of The Best American Essays.

Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of ten books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. To check out his related “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight” blog, visit this site.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Dan:

"Conjunctions" Magazine: A Discussion with Bradford Morrow

June 13, 2024

"Conjunctions" Magazine

Bradford Morrow
Hosted by Dan Hill

Bradford Morrow is an American novelist, editor, essayist, poet, and children’s book author. A professor of literature and Bard Center Fellow at Bard …

"Southern Humanities Review" magazine

June 6, 2024

"Southern Humanities Review" magazine

Justin Gardiner
Hosted by Dan Hill

Justin Gardiner is the author of two nonfiction books and a collection of poetry. His most recent title is the book-length lyric essay Small Altars, p…

"Salmagundi" Magazine: A Discussion with Bob Boyers

May 23, 2024

"Salmagundi" Magazine

Bob Boyers
Hosted by Dan Hill

Robert Boyers founded the quarterly Salmagundi in 1965 and has been its editor in chief ever since. He’s the author of 12 books, including most recent…

"Orion" Magazine: A Discussion with Sumanth Prabhaker

May 15, 2024

"Orion" Magazine

Sumanth Prabhaker
Hosted by Dan Hill

Sumanth Prabhaker is the editor-in-chief of Orion and the founding editor of Madra Press. He earned an MFA in creative writing at the University of No…

"Colorado Review" Magazine: A Discussion with Stephanie G’Schwind and Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

May 8, 2024

"Colorado Review" Magazine

Stephanie G’Schwind and Harrison Candelaria Fletcher
Hosted by Dan Hill

Stephanie G’Schwind is the editor-in-chief of Colorado Review and the director of the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. Sh…

"Oxford American" Magazine: A Discussion with Danielle Amir Jackson

April 25, 2024

"Oxford American" Magazine

Danielle Amir Jackson
Hosted by Dan Hill

Danielle Amir Jackson is a Memphis-born writer and critic, and the editor-in-chief of the Oxford American. Her work has appeared in the New York Times…

"The American Scholar" Magazine: A Discussion with Stephanie Bastek

April 11, 2024

"The American Scholar" Magazine

Stephanie Bastek
Hosted by Dan Hill

Stephanie Bastek has been with The American Scholar for 10 years, where she is now senior editor. She hosts and produces the magazine’s Smarty Pants p…

"River Teeth" Magazine: A Discussion with Jill Christman and Mark Neely

April 4, 2024

"River Teeth" Magazine

Hosted by Dan Hill

Today’s spotlight is in part on the literary magazine River Teeth. I’m joined by the magazine’s senior editors, Jill Christman and Mark Ne…

"Ploughshares" Magazine: A Discussion with Ladette Randolph

March 31, 2024

"Ploughshares" Magazine

Ladette Randolph
Hosted by Dan Hill

Ladette Randolph has served as editor-in-chief of Ploughshares literary journal since 2008, where she had acquired numerous notable essays and short …

The Georgia Review: A Discussion with Gerald Maa and Maggie Su

March 22, 2024

The Georgia Review

Gerald Maa and Maggie Su
Hosted by Dan Hill

Gerald Maa has been The Georgia Review’s director and editor since 2019. During his tenure there, the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for…

The Iowa Review: A Discussion with Lynne Nugent

March 14, 2024

The Iowa Review

Lynne Nugent
Hosted by Dan Hill

Lynne Nugent is the editor of The Iowa Review and the author of a chapbook of essays, Nest, about motherhood and domesticity published by The Florida …

AGNI magazine: A Discussion with Sven Birkerts

March 7, 2024

AGNI magazine

Sven Birkerts
Hosted by Dan Hill

Sven Birkerts is the co-editor of AGNI magazine, an essayist, and a literary critic perhaps best known for his book The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of…

The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting

March 1, 2024

The Fine Art of Literary Fist-Fighting

Lee Gutkind
Hosted by Dan Hill

Lee Gutkind is the founder of the literary magazine, Creative Nonfiction. He’s edited or authored over 30 books during his time on the faculty of, fir…

"Michigan Quarterly Review" magazine

February 22, 2024

"Michigan Quarterly Review" magazine

Chandrica Barua
Hosted by Dan Hill

Chandrica Barua is the Nonfiction and Online Editor for MQR. A PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature, her dissertation fo…

Steven Harvey, "The Beloved Republic" (Wandering Aengus Press, 2023)

February 15, 2024

The Beloved Republic

Steven Harvey
Hosted by Dan Hill

Steven Harvey is the author of numerous books, including his latest collection of essays The Beloved Republic (Wandering Aengus Press). Besides being …

"The New England Review" magazine: A Discussion with Elizabeth Kadetsky

February 8, 2024

"The New England Review" magazine

Elizabeth Kadetsky
Hosted by Dan Hill

The New England Review bills itself as a “snapshot of the literary moment,” which for my guest Elizabeth Kadetsky means great writing, of course, but …

"Fourth Genre" Magazine: A Chat with Patrick Madden and Joey Franklin

February 1, 2024

"Fourth Genre" Magazine

Patrick Madden and Joey Franklin
Hosted by Dan Hill

Patrick Madden and Joey Franklin are English professors at Brigham Young University. Madden’s latest book is Disparates (U Nebraska Press, 2020) and F…

"The Sun" Magazine: A Chat with Derek Askey

January 25, 2024

"The Sun" Magazine

Derek Askey
Hosted by Dan Hill

Derek Askey is an associate editor on staff at The Sun magazine, located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. What qualifies as a Sun essay? As noted by…

"Solstice" Magazine: A Discussion with Richard Hoffman

January 24, 2024

"Solstice" Magazine

Richard Hoffman
Hosted by Dan Hill

Richard Hoffman is the creative nonfiction editor at Solstice and is the author of seven books, including two memoirs and four books of poetry. He’s …

Bill Meiners, "Sport Literate" and "Game: A Sport Literate Anthology" (2023)

January 23, 2024

Sport Literate and Game

William Meiners
Hosted by Dan Hill

William Meiners is a writer, editor, and teacher living in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He created Sport Literate as a graduate student at Columbia Colle…

"n+1" Magazine: A Discussion with Dayna Tortorici

January 22, 2024

"n+1" Magazine

Dayna Tortorici
Hosted by Dan Hill

Dayna Tororici is the co-editor of n + 1 magazine, located in New York City. She’s been on staff for the past 10 years, following her studies at Brown…

Miri Rodriguez, "Brand Storytelling: Put Customers at the Heart of Your Brand Story" (Kogan Page, 2023)

September 7, 2023

Brand Storytelling

Miri Rodriguez
Hosted by Dan Hill

Miri Rodriguez about her book Brand Storytelling: Put Customers at the Heart of Your Brand Story (Kogan Page, 2023). Miri Rodriguez began her career …

Jennifer Moss, "The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It" (HBRP, 2021)

August 24, 2023

The Burnout Epidemic

Jennifer Moss
Hosted by Dan Hill

Today I talked to Jennifer Moss about her new book The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It (HBRP, 2021). Workplace bur…

Yael Schonbrun, "Work, Parent, Thrive: 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Ditch Guilt, Manage Overwhelm, and Grow Connection" (Shambhala, 2022)

August 10, 2023

Work, Parent, Thrive

Yael Schonbrun
Hosted by Dan Hill

Today I talked to Yael Schonbrun about her book Work, Parent, Thrive: 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Ditch Guilt, Manage Overwhelm, and Grow Connecti…