Jila Maleksalehi, EdD

Jila Maleksalehi

Lecturer, Child & Adolescent Development

Jila has PreK, Elementary, Middle School, and High School teaching experiences. Over the past 15+ years, she has taught a variety of ages, including Kindergarten PE to Middle School Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and more. Her area of expertise comes from working with adolescents and utilizing brain-based teaching practices with her students. Jila is a big fan of teaching her students the course material, while relating it to real-life scenarios. She believes "We go to school to make a bigger impact on our society, not simply to memorize the course content. Teaching is an art, come check it out for yourself; experience my love for teaching in my child development classes!"


  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Managements, Alliant International University
  • M.A. Ed., Education (Curriculum & Instruction), Notre Dame de Namur University
  • B.A., Liberal Studies, Notre Dame de Namur University

Recent Publications

  • Maleksalehi, J. (2017). Faculty mentorship program. (Publication No. 10683235) [Doctoral dissertation, Alliant International University]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Online Resources

Areas of Research Interest

  • Academic advising
  • Academic support services
  • Career guidance
  • Child development
  • Counseling services
  • Faculty mentorship

Recommended Reading

Personality Playlist

Listen to Jila's playlist below and access all of the personality playlists on our Lurie College of Education Spotify account