- PhD Illinois State University
- MA University of Illinois (Springfield)
- BA Illinois State University
As a literature professor Billie Jarvis-Freeman loves to engage with stories, believing that stories and words are attempts to share our very selves across time and culture. And to attempt to learn the stories of others is the attempt to understand and embrace others across those same paradigms. The honesty and enthusiasm of her students motivate her to build on those relationships as they reveal their lives to her – their faith and their struggles. In addition to her husband and daughters, Jarvis-Freeman adores canoeing, listening to 1940s radio programs, and watching Marvel movies.
“To understand is to love. What could be more Christian?”Dr. Billie Jarvis-Freeman, Associate Professor of English and Education (Professor-at-Large)