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					Jill Oliver
10628 East Second Water Trail                             home: (480) 288-6552
Gold Canyon, Arizona 85218                               email:

Academic Preparation

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
       Area of Concentration: LifeSpan Developmental Psychology
       Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona      December 2002

Master of Science in Counseling and Personnel Services
       Area of Concentration: Community/Agency Counseling
       Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana December 1985

Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology
       Minor: Philosophy
       Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana May 1983

Professional Employment

Lecturer and Faculty Associate January 2003 – present
       Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus, Mesa, Arizona. Teach full-time, advise
       student group (Phi Delta Kappa), conduct seminars, and assist with orientations. Graduate and
       undergraduate courses are: Introduction to Psychology, Educational Psychology, Writing and the
       Professional Educator, and Human Development. Coordinate Elementary Education Program.

Gender Equity Coordinator for Northern Utah July 1993 – June 1995
      Women’s Educational Resource Center, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. Coordinated
      Gender Equity Technical Assistance Center. Provided resources and training to students and
      faculty in public schools. Trained and supervised gender equity trainers for eight school districts.
      Consulted with educational institutions on issues of equity, sexual harassment, and diversity in
      educational settings. Wrote and administered a $45,000 grant.

Counselor April 1992 – June 1995
      Women’s Educational Resource Center, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. Provided
      individual and group counseling. Coordinated brown bag lecture series. Advised students.
      Assisted in making programming decisions. Coordinated Women’s Emphasis Week and added
      academic dimension to the panels and sessions. Served on university committees.

Counselor/Administrator December 1987 – July 1991
      Office of the Dean of Students, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Counseled and
      consulted with students and staff on personal and career issues. Administered outreach
      programs and participated in academic and counseling committees. Responsible for readmission,
      withdrawals, and grievances. Served as office librarian and created office archives.


American Psychological Association
American Educational Research Association
Phi Delta Kappa

Blanchard, J., & Oliver, J. (1999). The family-school connection and technology: Possibilities for
       communication and learning. In J. Blanchard, (Ed.), Technology, Communication, and Literacy.
       NY: The Haworth Press, Inc.


Nelson, E., Larsen, P. F., & Oliver, J. (May, 1997). The Phoenix Union Partnership of Business and
        Education Invest-In-A-School Program Final Report. (Report to U. S. Department of Education
        School, College, and University Partnership Program), Arizona State University.


Oliver, J. (2004, April). Early adolescents’ moral reasoning about computer and Internet rules. Paper
         presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San
         Diego, CA.

Oliver, J, & Blanchard, J. (2001, April). What we know and where to learn about it: A review of technology
         solutions to urban school problems of the family-school connection. Paper presented at the
         annual meeting of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.

Noley, G., DiCerbo, K, Oliver, J., & Blanchard, J. (2001, April). Can divided time administration raise
        scores? A test of the attention-effort hypothesis: Effects on standardized reading achievement
        scores for Native Americans. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational
        Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Professional and Student Activities and Awards

Nominee for the “Last Lecture” Teaching award. December 2004. ASU Alumni Association award.
Nominated by students.

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year. August 2004. Education Department’s award for excellence in
teaching. Voted on by students.

Professional Activities

Commission on the Status of Woman August 2006 (2 year term)

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