Jill Novak

About me

Bio

Asst. Professor of the Business Management Department, I received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Flagler College. I completed a Masters in Business Administration from Pace University in New York City. I completed a Doctorate in Business Administration and Marketing in 2008. My past employment consists of for profit and non-profit organizations, including marketing assistant for GE Appliances, teaching at Texas A&M University and the University of Phoenix along with various other business related experiences. I have a strong enthusiasm for teaching and a clear connection to the needs of the students. I have worked to make student retention and success a top priority. I am a Certified Online Instructor as well as Quality Matters Certified.

 My Teaching Philosophy

I believe that everyone is capable of learning, and there are many ways to foster that process. I utilize a variety of activities—participation, class discussions, group activities, hands-on projects, real world scenarios and lectures based on the fundamentals of the subject using real world methodology to encourage, inspire and engage each student. I encourage students to ask questions and participate in class discussions and I have an open door policy allowing students to discuss concerns/issues as a class, team or on an individual basis.  I also use related current business and management topics, to provide skills that will let students achieve success in college and beyond.  I worked at several universities that admitted "non-traditional" students. I have experience facilitating online classroom working adults, and have found that they are motivated by providing an encouraging environment where they are given a level of understanding about each of their unique situations, including working, family and life experience. Adult learners have an enriching background to provide to not only me, but to the other students in the class, and I aspire to bring that to the classroom experience.

Personal Info

I have three children with Autism and I spend lots of time in the community with them. I enjoy surfing, playing soccer, photography and couponing…no I’m not an extreme couponer, but I do enjoy saving money! I also love to travel and I'm currently planning my next big adventure with my sister.

My photography shop

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JillyFishPhotography?ref=hdr_shop_menu


Color and Culture | New bookmark by Jill Novak

Color is an important part of any design, but if you make a bad choice of colors your design can say something different than you intend it to. How colors are perceived depends a lot on the culture a ...

Maslow and employee engagement | New file by Jill Novak

This is a depiction of Maslow's Hierarchy and the levels of employee engagement at each state. This can certainly apply to the students!

good teachers care about students | New blog by Jill Novak

My experience is that good teachers care about students. Good teachers know the content and know how to explain it. Good teachers expect and demand high levels of performance of students. Good teacher...

Classroom versus online learning | New comment by Jill Novak

I teach both online and in the classroom. And I agree with you, for my classroom students, an online portal where they can access information and grades is very important and useful.

Video Feedback | New comment by Jill Novak

I use a company called voice thread. It is really easy to use and easy for students to navigate. You create your voice over thread (with or without video) on top of your lecture notes/powerpoints and...

How can an effective teacher teach without teaching? | New discussion by Jill Novak

n a conversation one person asked, "What are the characteristics of an effective teacher?" I read quite a few excellent remarks that describe what such a teacher does to be effective. I couldn't help ...

How can an effective teacher teach without teaching? | New comment by Jill Novak

n a conversation one person asked, "What are the characteristics of an effective teacher?" I read quite a few excellent remarks that describe what such a teacher does to be effective. I couldn't help...

teachers need to be learn? | New discussion by Jill Novak

There is something I didnt think about. Teachers need to learn too. How can colleges encourage teachers and experts in their field to learn more?

teachers need to be learn? | New comment by Jill Novak

There is something I didnt think about. Teachers need to learn too. How can colleges encourage teachers and experts in their field to learn more?