Jill Walls
Jill Walls
Dept Chair of the Dept of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Associate Professor Early Childhood Youth Family Studies
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 605A

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.

Professional Experience

2011 – Present: Faculty at Ball State University

Jill currently holds the rank of Associate Professor in the department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies. 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

B.S., Psychology

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.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Parenting 380 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE