My Story

I grew up in Mississippi and spent my whole childhood outside enjoying nature. I completed my bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi. While working for the United States Department of Agriculture and working on my master’s degree at the University of New Orleans, I realized my love for science education. As an instructor of biology at both Mississippi University for Women and the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, I garnered twelve years of experience teaching various biology classes. As the supervisor for the Biology and Environmental Studies Crew, I am able to work closely with faculty and crew members to facilitate a positive learning experience for our students. Warren Wilson College is a truly special place and I feel incredibly fortunate to work here.

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  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.A. in Science Teaching, University of New Orleans

Research Interests

  • Microbiology Education
  • Secondary Science Education

Courses Taught

  • BIO 1090: Human Biology
  • BIO 1070: Introduction to Microbiology

Crews and Other Activities

  • Supervisor of Biology/Environmental Studies Crew
  • Manager of the Biology Greenhouse
  • Building Manager of Morse

Contact Jill Arnold

Morse 101
WWC CPO 6338
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000