Jill started teaching at Sandburg part time in 1992 while working in the counseling department. She now teaches psychology full time and will serve as the interim humanities and performing arts associate dean as well as the associate dean of social and behavioral sciences beginning July 1, 2010.
Jill enjoys psychology because she finds behavior fascinating. Research psychology is an interest of hers because it’s like an investigation or detective work as to why we do some of the things we do. Being able to devise a research study or experiment to test a hypothesis about a behavior is an aspect of psychology Jill also finds intriguing.
In her spare time, Jill likes to garden and enjoys being a new grandmother. Her family frequently participates in local rib cook offs where their recipes always place if not win.
To work in an area that utilizes my teaching skills along with my organizational capabilities.
Arts from Black Hawk College-East Campus
Bachelor of Arts from Knox College,
Master of Arts Bradley University,
Memberships and Affiliations:
Outstanding College Student’s Association
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Committee
Support Group for African American Affairs
Board Member for Family Planning
Professional Development and Achievements:
Published “Sociobiology and the Naming of Adopted and Natural Children” in the journal of Ethology and Sociobiology, 1991.
Presented at ILOWA and the Midwestern Psychological Association Conferences
Receive the 1996 Inspirational Teacher Award from Western Illinois University
Named Outstanding College Teacher in 1999, 2008, 2009
Participated in the following workshops/conferences:
Higher Learning Commission PEAQ Conference 2008-2010
Blended Learning Conference 2010
Supplemental Instructor Conference 2009
Teaching Psychology Conference 2006
WebCT Workshop, 2005
Tech Connect Workshop 2005
Numerous professional developmental worships through the Department of Education and Council for Opportunity in Education