- Assistant Professor, Education
- B.S. – Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1978
- M.Ed. – University of Minnesota, Early Childhood Education 
- Elementary School Teacher, Franklin Regional School District, Murraysville, PA
- Elementary School Teacher, St. Paul Academy/Summit School, St. Paul, MN
Jerilyn grew up in Trafford, Pennsylvania just east of Pittsburgh. She attended college at Indiana University of PA, which is historically known for its teacher education program. IUP began as a Normal School for teachers in 1875 and is presently the largest university in the fourteen-member Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Jerilyn moved to Minneapolis in 1981 when her husband Larry accepted a faculty position at North Central. She worked as an assistant in the administration offices at NCU before returning to teach in the elementary classroom at St. Paul Academy. She was an adjunct professor at North Central for several years before joining the faculty full time in 1994.
In addition to her responsibilities at NCU, Jerilyn has also been active in areas of women's interests. She has spoken on parenting, hospitality, mentoring, and goal-setting. Larry and Jerilyn have two college-age sons, Chris and Alan. Family activities are her favorite interest, but she also enjoys crafts, scrapbooking, non-fiction reading, and organizational detailing. Her favorite classes to teach are those that deal with social studies. She also holds professional affiliations with the National Council of the Social Studies and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.