Title: Program Coordinator, Liberal Studies; Adjunct Lecturer
Office: ZEB 210
Specialty: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Philosophy
Department(s): Liberal Studies
Jillian D'Alessio is the Liberal Studies program coordinator and an instructor in the philosophy department. She has more than 8 years of teaching experience at both the secondary and post-secondary level. She has taught Biomedical Ethics, Logic, Medical Sociology, Death and Dying, and Women's Studies as well as intro courses for both philosophy and sociology.
Prior to working at FIU, Jillian was living in Hawai'i working as an instructor at both SEEQS: the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability, as well as the "ĀINA In Schools program," a farm-to-school initiative promoting agricultural literacy and empowering children to make healthy food choices that will last a lifetime.
Jillian earned a B.A. in philosophy here at FIU followed by the Accelerated 4+1 Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies. Her graduate coursework enabled her to see the interconnectedness of all areas of academia and understand the urgency of cross-disciplinary dialogue in our globalized world. She has traveled extensively with her twelve-year-old son, Sebastian. They have already visited 11 countries together, mainly in the developing world. She is raising him to really embody what it means to be "Worlds Ahead."