Dr. Jill Tussey

Assistant Professor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Capella University; Literacy Coaching Certificate, Iowa State University; Master of Education- Effective Teaching and Instructional Leadership, Buena Vista University; Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Buena Vista University

Dr. Jill Tussey has worked as an adjunct professor for Buena Vista University since January 2015.  In the fall of 2017, she joined Buena Vista University as a full-time professor in the Literacy Department.  For twelve years, she worked as a second grade teacher and spent three years as a mentor teacher within the Teacher Leadership Program.  She is currently working on creating a Professional Learning Community within the Literacy Department.


Secondary EducationElementary Education


EDCO 240 Human Development: School-Age Children; EDCO 255 Professional Seminar I & Field Experience; EDUC 317 Foundations of Literacy; EDUC 371 Methods of Data-Driven Literacy Instruction; EDUC 415 Reading Strategies & Instructional Methods: Fiction; EDUC 420 Reading Strategies & Instructional Methods: Informational Text; EDUC 443 Literacy Field Experience