Jennifer Smith

Vice Provost for Educational Initiatives

Jen is the vice provost for educational initiatives and professor of earth and planetary sciences.   Her administrative duties include enhancing equity in undergraduates’ academic opportunities, experiences and outcomes; deepening student research experiences; assessing educational programs; and fostering innovation in educational programs and practices. As a faculty member, Jennifer’s research focuses on understanding the role the environment has played in human societies in the archaeological past, particularly where water resource availability was a critical issue.