Hello, I'm Jen.

Thanks for stopping by my sliver of the Internet.  I am a college professor, blogger, public speaker, and lover of really big mountains. I spend my days with passionate college students as a professor of teacher education outside Annapolis, MD.  A graduate of Michigan State University, University of Colorado and Johns Hopkins University, my career highlights include attending the White House Summit on Community Colleges, blogging for the White House, winning the NISOD award of excellence, and serving on the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges.  My most recent work includes co-chairing an implementation team related to the 21st Century Commission's report, Reclaiming the American Dream.   My team focused on faculty engagement and leadership development; two interest areas of mine.


Before taking a college teaching position, I taught K-12 students in suburban Denver, on the Navajo Nation, in Quito, Ecuador, in inner-city Baltimore and on ropes courses in North Carolina and Arizona.  When not writing my own blog or studying creativity, I enjoy my family, spending time outdoors, DIYing, and dividing my time between Maryland and Colorado's really big mountains.  Visit Hello, Strategies to see my new online shop and co-authored ebook.


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