Jill Walsh is a sociology professor at Boston University. She is also the founder of Digital Aged, a consulting group that educates students, families, and educational institutions about positive technology use. She earned a PhD in sociology from Boston University, a master's in public policy from Brown University and a BA from Harvard University. Before going to graduate school, she taught 9th-12th grades at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham.
Her research looks at the way that social media and the need to document the self online is altering the paths to adolescent development. Her book Adolescents and their Social Media Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age was published by Routledge in 2017 and she is working on a new book for parents. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate students at Boston University, but her favorite thing about her job is talking to teens about their digital lives and learning from them.