Jennifer Frederick has served as Yale University’s associate provost for academic initiatives since July 1, 2022. She is an expert in interdisciplinary and inclusive teaching practices in higher education and a widely respected university leader who has centered equity and inclusion in her many leadership roles.
As founding executive director of the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning in 2014, she has been instrumental in the Center’s creation and support of all aspects of student learning and faculty pedagogy. Her work has also included building the Faculty Teaching Initiatives team, the Academic Strategies Program, and Educational Program Assessment service, drawing on her skills in facilitating curricular innovation, mentor training, teaching center strategic planning, and inclusive teaching. Beyond Yale, Jenny served for many years as the principal investigator on an award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support a national STEM faculty development initiative, the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching.
Jenny holds a BA in Chemistry from Cornell University, and a PhD in chemistry from Yale. She held teaching and research-focused faculty positions at the University of Bridgeport and Western Connecticut State University before returning to Yale in 2007 to focus on educational development.