Jill is guest speaker for conferences and organizations, and lecturer for academic and cultural institutions nationally. She brings a unique perspective as a multi-disciplinary scholar and practitioner sharing trends in professional practice.

Topics include: arts management, art history, contemporary art, global visual culture, curatorial management, oral history, arts advocacy, graphic design, communications, digital media, consumer culture, marketing management, strategic planning, and integrative strategies. Her background as an artist, curator, educator, marketing strategist, and writer bring new perspectives that inspire a passion for the Arts, and commitment to career success. Jill is a contributing writer to art publications in Los Angeles and Miami; author of blogs, “Jill Thayer, Ph.D. – The Artist, Emergence, and Culture,” and “Art Narratives: Oral Histories in Contemporary Culture by Jill Thayer, Ph.D., Curatorial Archivist”; and host of “The Art of Life,” a weekly podcast on art and culture for Voice of Paso, Internet radio on the California Central Coast.

SPEAKER

Guest Speaker, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce membership meeting, “Wake Up Paso,” Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, Paso Robles, CA: “The Multidisciplinary Influences of Career Success,” by Dr. Jill Thayer. (Jan. 2017)

Guest Lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles; Department of Arts and Letters, Wm Teitelbaum’s Television and Film Class, Presentation: “Digital Media in Contemporary Culture,” by Dr. Jill Thayer, Los Angeles. (Nov. 2016)

Guest Lecturer, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Art at High Noon, “Global Visual Culture: Contemporary Art and the Environment with Dr. Jill Thayer.”  History Center of San Luis Obispo County, SLO Museums Institute certificate program, San Luis Obispo, CA. (June 2016).

Presenter, “Marketing for the Arts: strategic planning for non-profit/cultural institutions and emerging artists,” History Center of San Luis Obispo County, SLO Museums Institute certificate program, San Luis Obispo, CA. (Oct 2015)

Keynote Speaker, Curatorial Practice, “Connecting Historical Narratives Today,” Paso Robles Historical Society Annual Meeting, Paso Robles Country Club, Paso Robles, CA. (June 2015)

LECTURER

Associate Professor, MBA Marketing, Post University, Waterbury, CT. (2016-present) Online teaching of undergraduate Philosophy courses for Liberal Arts, School of Arts and Sciences. Blackboard Learning Management System. PHL: 203: Ethics.

Associate Professor, BA Management, Post University, Waterbury, CT. (2015-present) Online teaching of undergraduate Management courses for Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. Blackboard Learning Management System. MGT: 105 Principles of Management.

Associate Professor, Art History, Art Department, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA. (2015-present) Developed curriculum and teach onsite and online courses. Canvas and Blackboard Learning Management Systems. Art101: Art History/Art Appreciation, and GRPH 127 History of Graphic Design.

Associate Professor, Art History, College of Arts and Sciences, South University, Savannah, Georgia. (2015-present) Online teaching of undergraduate Art History courses for Humanities & Social Sciences. Blackboard Learning Management System. HUM 1002: History of Art from Middle Ages to Modern Times.

Associate Faculty, MBA Marketing, Post University, Waterbury, CT. (2014-present)

Online teaching of graduate Marketing courses for Malcolm Baldrige School of Business. Blackboard Learning Management System. BUS 504: Integrated Marketing Mix Strategies; BUS 506: Strategies Integrated Marketing Communications; BUS 618: Integrated Marketing for Managers; BUS 619: Driving Growth for CRM.

Associate Professor, Marketing and Humanities, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH. (2014-present) Online teaching of Core Marketing and Humanities courses for School of Business and School of Arts and Sciences. MKT 113: Introduction to Marketing; FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II: Baroque Through Modern Blackboard Learning Management System.

Associate Professor, Arts Marketing, Saint Thomas University, Miami , FL (2013-14)

Curriculum development for Arts Marketing program, Institute for Communications, Entertainment & Media School of Leadership Studies. Online teaching in Grant Writing, Art Economics, Arts Marketing working with International students in global discourse. Blackboard Learning Management System.

Associate Professor, Digital Arts, Fine Art Department, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA. (2013-2014) Developed curriculum and teach onsite courses: Art253: Digital Art; Art 255: Illustrator; Art 258: InDesign. Produced WordPress course blogs for Digital Art and Illustrator classes featuring course syllabus, schedule, links, resources, and gallery of student work.

Associate Professor, Art History, Fine Art Department, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA. (2013-present) Developed curriculum and teach online course: AHIS11: Art Appreciation – Introduction to Global Visual Culture, Canvas and eCollege Learning Management Systems.

Professor, Professional Studies/Digital Journalism, National University, San Diego, CA. (2012-present) Developed curriculum for online course: JRN 645: Marketing the News for National University, School of Professional Practice. Blackboard Learning Management System/Collaborate.

Professor, Strategic Communications MA, National University, San Diego, CA.  (2012-present) Developed curriculum and taught online course for National University, Arts and Humanities, College of Letters and Sciences, eCollege with ClassLive Pro and Blackboard Learning. Management System with Collaborate Live Chat. COM 605: Content Distribution and Development; COM 610: Integrated Marketing Communications; COM 411: Advertising Campaigns; COM 430A: Integrative Strategies (Social Media Integration); COM 431:A: Interactive Campaigns. Taught and mentored regionally and globally based multi-cultural and intergenerational students

Certified Core Adjunct Faculty, School of Business and Management , National University, La Jolla, CA. (2009 – present) Developed curriculum and taught online courses in Marketing, eCollege with ClassLive Pro and Blackboard Learning Management System with Collaborate Live Chat. MGT 483 E-Business;

MGT309C: Principles of Management and Organization; MKT 631: Global Marketing; MKT 602: Marketing Management; BKM 400: Business Knowledge Management Strategies; MKT 481: Foundations of Entrepreneurship; MKT 451: Production and Operations Management; MKT 430: Global Marketing; MKT 446: Introduction to Services Marketing; MKT 443: Introduction to Advertising; MKT 442A: Public Relations; MKT 302: Marketing Fundamentals. Developed interactive learning modules with textbook publisher McGraw-Hill. Taught and mentored regionally and globally based multi-cultural and intergenerational students.

Adjunct Faculty, Communications Department, California State University, Bakersfield. (1996, 1999) Taught courses in Design Marketing Strategies for Communications and CSUB Continuing Education.

National Instructor, Certificate in Print and Web Design , WE Educational Programs, Irvine, CA. (1980 – 2015) Developed and taught seminars in design, visual communication and professional practice for print and web design for universities nationally in continuing education. Venues include: California State University San Marcos, California State University, Northridge; California State University, San Bernardino; University of Colorado, Boulder; California Polytechnic University, Pomona; University of Miami; University of South Florida; University of Connecticut, Hartford; State University of New York, Albany; and other academic institutions.