Jill is a doctoral candidate at George Mason University concentrating on strategic communication and social movements. Her research interests include ICT diffusion and adoption, business models for journalistic start-ups and mobile technology. In addition, she is an adjunct in the GMU Communication Department where she teaches journalism and radio news. Her pedagogical approach is based on 12 years reporting experience with the Voice of America.
Jill started her career on Capitol Hill working as press secretary for her Nebraska Congressman. She’s been involved in several political campaigns, and served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer from 1997 to 1999. She has a double-major B.A. in journalism and communication studies from the University of Iowa, and an M.A. in international education from GMU.