- M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Journalism)
- B.S., University of Illinois (Journalism)
- Senior Lecturer in Journalism
- Science Journalism
- News Editing
- Introduction to Journalism
Follis previously worked as a copy editor for The News-Gazette in Champaign-Urbana, Ill. She is a member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors and of the American Copy Editors Society.