Dr. Jill Tussey

Assistant Professor of Education- Literacy/Early Childhood

Division Chair, Literacy/Early Childhood and TESL

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 2012. 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 leading the professional learning community in the literacy department and working on a professional learning community platforms for education students. In the summer of 2018, she presented at the Irish Game-Based Learning Conference in Cork Ireland. During the fall of 2018, she also presented at the MISIC and ALER conferences.


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; EDUC 342 Methods of Written Communications; OBVU 200 Transfer Seminar

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