Jay Petrillo holds a BFA from the University of Hartford, an MA from Dartmouth College, and a MEd from the University of Vermont.
He has worked variously as an educator for over 30 years and previously served as the director of field experience, performance, and professional development at SUNY Plattsburgh. He has conducted research on self-efficacy, presenting at numerous national conferences and in Athens, Greece. Petrillo joined the faculty of the Department of English and Communications at Norwich University in 2015. His courses include Composition and Literature I and II.