Jennifer Frederick is Executive Director of the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning and Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives.
She received her B.A. with honors in Chemistry from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Yale. Following faculty teaching appointments at both public and private universities in Connecticut, Jenny returned to Yale in 2007 as Associate Director and Science Education Specialist at the Graduate Teaching Center. She went on to assume positions of increasing responsibility within the University, including Director of the Center for Scientific Teaching, where she has advanced a national effort to transform undergraduate science teaching at colleges and universities across the United States. Her accomplishments in this area include leading presentations and workshops focused on STEM teaching, and the publication of numerous journal articles. Jenny brings to the Poorvu Center notable interdisciplinary teaching experience and a commitment to inclusive teaching practices in higher education. She is the principal investigator on an award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support a national STEM faculty development initiative. At Yale, she serves on committees such as at Yale College Teaching, Learning, and Advising Committee and has a core role in the NECHE reaccredication process. Jenny aspires to leverage her leadership position to advance the university mission of teaching excellence. She finds inspiration each day from the excellent team of colleagues with whom she works.