Jill L. Ferguson is the author or co-author of three published books, Sometimes Art Can’t Save You (In Your Face Ink, 2005); Raise Rules for Women: How to Make More Money at Work (In Your Face Ink, 2007); and WOMEN Are Changing the Corporate Landscape: Rules for Cultivating Leadership Excellence (WOMEN Unlimited, 2008), and hundreds of published articles, essays, and poems. She is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker on topics including assessment and accreditation. Ms. Ferguson was most recently Chief of Staff at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission of Senior Colleges and Universities. Previously, she spent twelve academic years as a professor of English, writing, and communications; Chair of General Education; and Assessment Coordinator at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She also spent over a decade teaching in the School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University.

As an undergraduate and after, Ms. Ferguson studied printmaking, painting, jewelry making, and pottery. Her paintings have been for sale in an art gallery in Pennsylvania and in a store in California.