Gill is Associate Provost for Instructional Innovation at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and was formerly the founding Director of the Center for Digital Initiatives at Arkansas State University, and Associate Professor of Art History. She earned an M.A. in Art History specializing in Greek architecture from University of California, Irvine, in 1996, and Ph.D. in History from the University of Memphis in 2004. Her dissertation topic was Greek baths and bathing practices, and she lived in Greece on and off from 1990-1998 working at the Ohio State University excavations at Isthmia and later returning to Greece on a Fulbright scholarship in 1998-1999.
In 2007 she was awarded a Digital Humanities Start-Up grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a project that modeled several Greek monuments at Delphi and Delos and proposed an innovative pedagogical tool for the classroom. She was most recently PI for two NEH Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institutes, “Humanities Heritage 3D Visualizations” (2012) and “Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites” (2015-16) and for a 2014 NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up grant, “Dangerous Embodiments.”