Jill Urban-Bollis

Education Psychology Professor


Jill Urban-Bollis
Educational Psychology Professor


Phone #:  815-224-0429
e-mail:      jill_urbanbollis@ivcc.edu
office:       D-303

Educational background:
Masters of Arts - Human Development Counseling
Multicultural Education Leadership Certified
Bachelors of Arts - Psychology
Teaching certificate Type 03 K-9
Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Certified

Jill Urban-Bollis is the Educational Psychology Instructor and served as the Education Program Coordinator.  She currently teachers Child Growth and Development, Educational Psychology, Multicultural Education, and the Clinical Experience in Education courses.  She also has taught General Psychology and PTK Leadership Development courses.  In 2017 she earned the Stephen Charry Teaching Excellence Award.

As the Program Coordinator, she formed the Education Program Advisory Council (EPAC) which consisted of IVCC faculty, staff and administration; teachers, paraprofessionals and principles from local school district; ROE representative; and a representative from LaSalle Education Alliance for Special Education (LEASE).  EPAC  met periodically over the last several years to build relationships with all the partners in education for our community.   

As the Education Program Coordinator, Jill has served on the work group for the state’s paraprofessional work group that developed the paraprofessional certificate/degree, assisted on the AAT degree by chairing the Educational Psychology work group, facilitated the Education Instructors work group at the Consortium for Enhancing Education in the Community College and has been trained to teach the Paraprofessional Workshop. 


Organizations & Activities:


          TEACH Unify Co-Advisor

75th Anniversary Celebration

Diversity Task Force-chair/member

Tech Prep

Scholarship Committee          

International Education Committee

         Family Picnic 2003

         Distance Learning Discussion

12th Annual Conference Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education Planning Committee

Union Sergeant at Arms/Board Member

        AQIP team #1:  Teaching and Learning

        Fall 2005 Family Picnic

Thematic Blue Print Team

         Program Coordinator Team

         Experiential Learning Team

         Fall 2006-2011 Family Picnic

         Job Achievement Day participant

         Job Shadowing Sponsor 2007

         Service Excellence Team

         Psychology Faculty Search Committees

         Job Shadowing Sponsor 2009



Illinois Valley Juniors  Member (1996-2005)

            President- 2 terms

PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Board Member

Oak Ridge Women’s Golf League Member

Waltham Parent Teacher Committee

Waltham Foundation Board Member

LEASE In-service Steering Committee

CCD Teacher

IL Valley Soccer Kindergarten Academy Coach 

Summit Preschool Board Member

Peru Recreation Tennis Director

LP Family Ambassador Member

LP Counseling Advisory Team

LP CCC Member

Peru Elementary PTC member



ASCD (Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development)

NACCTEP (National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs )- previous member

CCEF (Illinois Community College Education Faculty) and Executive Board Member- previous member

PDK/FEA Member- previous member

EdRising member