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Jill Trites


Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Teaching Specialist

Room 392 McNH
1985 Buford Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

Tel: 612-625-3035

Fax: 612-625-0709

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Areas of Interest

The impact of disrupted education on higher education attainment, the acculturation of African immigrants and refugees, and technology-enhanced learning in communication courses.


Certificate in Chinese language and linguistics, Nankai University, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China

B.S. in chemistry, Chinese, and communications, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota

M.A. in teaching English as a second language, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Additional graduate coursework in second languages and cultures education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Research & Discovery

I am driven to discover what best helps learners become comfortable and confident in communicating orally and in writing as well as to provide learners with opportunities to critically through contemporary issues.

What Students Can Expect From Me

Students enrolled in courses that I teach quickly learn that I really do care about their learning.  By building a comfortable and enjoyable classroom community developed in the early weeks of the semester by sharing our stories and experiences, I focus on sharing key content related to communication, communication styles, and storytelling while encouraging students to take on their personal challenges and overcome them.

Undergraduate Courses I teach

EDHD 1051: Editing for Writers

EDHD 1525W: First Year Inquiry: Multidisciplinary Ways of Knowing

FSoS 1461: Presentations at Work: Families, Communities, Nonprofits, and Schools

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Advising Award, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota (2017)

Professional and Administrative Worker--Outstanding Service and Achievement Award, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota (2007)

Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota (2001)