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Jill Zarestky

Jill Zarestky
Jill Zarestky
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Teaching Areas

  • Adult Education
  • Research Methods

Research Areas

  • International Adult Education
  • Education for Social Justice
  • Non-profit and Non-governmental Organizations
  • STEM Education

About Dr. Zarestky

Dr. Jill Zarestky is an assistant professor in the Adult Education and Training program in the School of Education at Colorado State University. Dr. Zarestky earned a Ph.D. in educational human resource development, with a specialization in adult education, from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in computational and applied mathematics from University of Texas, Austin.

Dr. Zarestky has more than 15 years of experience teaching mathematics and education courses in a variety of higher education contexts, ranging from first-year students to advanced doctoral courses, small seminars to large lectures, and formats including traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online.

Dr. Zarestky’s research interests include nonformal and community-based education, particularly in the context of international non-governmental and non-profit organizations, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, as well as issues of feminism, globalization, and social justice. She is the PI of one National Science Foundation project (Informal science learning at biological field stations, NSF Award #1712251) and serves as the Secretary of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education.

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