As the Dean of the Undergraduate College, Jennifer L. Walters leads a division spanning residential life, health services, academic advising, services for students with disabilities, diversity and inclusion, new student orientation, and other student support areas. Dean Walters has extensive experience in higher education administration and student affairs and has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several institutions.
Prior to joining Bryn Mawr, Dean Walters spent 15 years at Smith College where she was Associate Dean of Community Life, Dean of Religious Life, and founding co-director of the Women’s Narratives Project. She also served as interim director of the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Center for Community Collaboration. At Smith she was instrumental in leading college-wide initiatives that promote inter-departmental collaboration, multi-cultural literacy and dialogue, and integrative learning.
She has also served as the Ombudsman for the University of Michigan and co-taught courses there in the School of Public Health and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.
She has graduate degrees in philosophy, theology, and ministry from Michigan State University, Boston College, and the Episcopal Divinity School and received her undergraduate degree from Marquette University.