Jill started teaching at Sandburg part time in 1992 while working in the counseling department. She is now an assistant professor in psychology and the associate dean of the social and business sciences.
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.
Teaching Philosophy/Personal Statement:
“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” Authorship unknown.
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
Society for Teaching of Psychology
National Center for Case Study Teaching
Team-Based Learning Collaborative
Professional Development and Achievements:
2013 recipient of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence award in Innovating Teaching
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
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