Lecturer of Spanish Studies
1204 McClung Tower
Phone: (865) 974-2935
Jill is from Knoxville, Tennessee originally and received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her interest in Spanish Linguistics motivated her to study at the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, for 10 months, for which she received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. She then studied Spanish Linguistics at the University of Georgia and received an MAT in Spanish.
Jill’s interest in Spanish began at summer camp when she was twelve. She became good friends with several girls from Puerto Rico and stayed in touch with them for years. During the summer, when Jill was in high school, she lived in Quito, Ecuador with a local family and took Spanish classes for college credit. She did this as an American Field Service Exchange student. After college, Jill returned to Ecuador to visit her host family for the holidays and then lived with a friend’s family in Santiago de Chile for 3 months.
- 2017 - Master of Science in Education, Instructional Technology concentration. University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
- 1997 - MAT in Spanish. University of Georgia.
- 1994 - Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Minors in Anthropology and Latin American Studies.
Jill is in her tenth year as a Spanish Lecturer in the Modern Foreign Language Department at UTK. She teaches 1st and 2nd year Spanish.
For the summer of 2018, Jill designed and taught the first ever online Spanish 112 course for MFLL.
- Addressing Graduate Student Resource Needs through a Gamified Design Case. Association for Educational Communications & Technology Convention, Kansas City, MO, October 25, 2018. (2018 AECT International Convention, Poster Co-presenter).
- Oral Assessment for Beginning and Intermediate Language Students: Encouraging and Facilitating Oral Production. Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association Conference, Nashville, TN, November 8, 2013. (TN Foreign Language Teaching Association Workshop, Co-presenter).