Jennifer L. Bloom

Dr. Jenifer L. Bloom serves as clinical professor and Director of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s Degree Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Carolina (USC). In addition, she directs the Office of Appreciative Education at USC's College of Education where she oversees the Appreciative Advising online course, the Appreciative Advising Summer Institute, as well as the certification process for Appreciative Advisers. She also serves as an adjunct associate professor for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. 

Jenny previously served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign (2003-2007). She was elected to the position of President of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for the 2007-08 term. She has spoken over 150 times on the topic of Appreciative Advising/Education at colleges, universities, and conferences. Her research interests include academic advising, career paths in higher education administration, leadership, and change.