In Memoriam: Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, 1963-2024

Cynthia Pfeifer-Hill, a longtime professor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, passed away on February 14, 2024. She was 60 years old.

Dr. Pfeifer-Hill began her 24-year career at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1995 as a faculty member in the department of natural science. She taught numerous courses on human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. For 10 years, she served as chair of the department of natural science and held the Dr. Anna B. Fisher Endowed Biology Chair. She also served as interim dean for several years. Upon her retirement in 2019, Dr. Pfeifer-Hill and her husband established “The Loyd V. Hill and Cynthia A. Pfeifer-Hill Natural Science Scholarship” to support Northwestern Oklahoma State University students majoring or minoring in any natural science field.

Dr. Pfeifer-Hill graduated from Pennsylvania State University where she majored in biochemistry. She received her Ph.D. in veterinary physiology and pharmacology from Purdue University in Indiana.

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