Dr. Jill Wicknick received her Bachelor of Science in biology from North Central College in 1987, her Master of Science in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1990 and her doctorate in environmental and evolutionary biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1995. She joined the faculty at the University of Montevallo in 2003. Dr. Wicknick received the UM Faculty Service Award in 2012 primarily for her work related to environmental issues.
Dr. Wicknick teaches Introductory Biology II, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Conservation Biology, Vertebrate Field Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology and courses in the Environmental Studies curriculum, including Introduction to Environmental Studies, Environmental Aesthetics and Ethics and Summer Harvest. Her research interests include behavior and ecology of amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates (primarily beetles and spiders). Outside of the classroom, she has supervised or served on committees for five Masters thesis projects and worked with dozens of students on undergraduate research projects.