Jennifer holds a BA in Psychology from Rhodes College. She earned a Masters in Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee and a PhD in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jennifer has practiced in the areas of adolescent and reproductive health, social policy analysis, and program evaluation. She has been teaching undergraduate Social Work for over 10 years and has found working with Social Work students to be one of life's great privileges. At Walden she teaches in the Master of Social Work Program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is a member of the Council on Social Work Education. Jennifer’s interests have centered around scholarship connected to her students and the experiences she has in classroom: specifically, she is interested in the assessment of student competency, and best practice in teaching Policy and Research in Social Work education programs. She has an emerging interest in serving military and veteran students in the classroom. Jennifer has a background in policy analysis and program evaluation in conjunction with non profit organizations and in the area of higher education.