Associate Professor of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
About Jill Walls
Jill’s educational background is in the interdisciplinary field of human development and family studies. She teaches courses in parenting, family relations, family stress, and family policy and has teaching experience in online and face-to-face formats. Her most recent research is in the area of SoTL (the scholarship of teaching and learning). Those projects have focused on understanding students’ perspectives to improve instruction methods in higher education. Jill has also been involved in research related to work-family issues, parenting, and beliefs about mothering and breadwinning.
2011 – Present: Faculty at Ball State University
Jill currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor in the department of Family, Consumer, and Technology Education, Family & Child program. Jill was awarded the Family and Consumer Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award in 2017.
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, May, 2010
M.Ed., Family Life/ Parenting Education
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, May, 2005
State University of New York College at Brockport, May, 2000
Sample Research and Publications
- Walls, J. K., & Hall, S. S. (2017). A focus group study of African American students’ experiences with classroom discussions about race at a predominantly White university. Teaching in Higher Education, published online http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2017.1359158
- Walls, J. K. (2016) A theoretically grounded framework for integrating the scholarship of teaching and learning. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 16, 39-49. citation for published work
- Walls, J. K., Helms, H. M., Grzywacz, J. G. (2016). Intensive Mothering Beliefs among Full-time Employed Mothers of Infants. Journal of Family Issues, 37 (2), 245-269.
- Helms, H. M., Walls, J. K., Crouter, A., McHale, S. (2010). Provider role attitudes, marital satisfaction, role overload, and housework: A dyadic approach. Journal of Family Psychology, 24(5), 568-577.