Jennifer Walters arrived at Bryn Mawr from Smith College, where she was Associate Dean of Community Life, Dean of Religious Life, and co-director of the Women’s Narratives Project. Her first job after college was cleaning exam rooms at a Boston health center. She left the center six years later as the Director of Community Services, a department she created. (You never know where a first job will lead you.)
She studied philosophy at Michigan State University and theology at the Episcopal Divinity School, sparking an interest in social ethics and conflict mediation. Dean Walters has served as the Ombudsperson for the University of Michigan and co-taught courses there in health education and inter-group dialogue. She likes to get outdoors to hike, snowshoe, or row. She is always open to an invitation to play a game of Scrabble.