Jennifer Wells, Ph.D.

Jennifer WellsDr. Jen Wells is the Director of Assessment in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.  In this role, she works cooperatively with staff, faculty, administrators, and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to advance the Kennesaw State University's continuous improvement initiative.  Jen promotes a culture of excellence and continuous improvement through Improve KSU, the university-wide assessment model, and the assessment of performance and student learning outcomes.  She also leads the development and implementation of assessment and evaluation activities for institutional-level projects, including the university strategic plan and quality enhancement plan (QEP).

Dr. Wells was previously the Director of Planning and Assessment in Student Affairs at Kennesaw State University.  She earned her Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia with her dissertation focusing on the psychosocial development of students with the Broader Autism Phenotype.  Jen received undergraduate degrees in German and History from Albion College, and a Masters in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State.  She is the Editor for the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), and facilitated the release of the 9th edition CAS Book and Self-Assessment Guides (SAGs).  Jen enjoys CrossFit, reading, hiking, and most importantly, spending time with her dog, Max.