Varnes, Jill, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Department of Health Education and Behavior


P.O. Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611-8210



Dr. Jill Varnes, Professor Emerita in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, retired after 37 years in education. While at the University of Florida, she served as Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Affairs and Interim Dean in the College of Health and Human Performance. She is the author of numerous journal articles on health and has received research funding from NIH/NCI. During her career she held leadership positions in a number of professional organizations including President of AAHPERD (now SHAPE). She has been recognized for her leadership, service and teaching at the state, national and international levels. Jill received her BS and MA from the University of Florida and her EdD from the University of Southern Mississippi.