Jennifer Harpring

Jennifer Harpring

Teaching Professor and Associate Dean for Social Work and Social Policy at the Brown School

Jenni Harpring focuses on community-engaged teaching, creating collaborative learning environments, advising, and higher education administration. A winner of the Excellence in Advising award, she is intent working with students to achieve their goals.

Throughout her career in community engagement she has held positions at a Public Health Department, City Housing Department, and non-profit organizations. She has over 10 years of higher education experience in civic engagement, social work, and public health education.

As Associate Dean for Social Work and Social Policy, Jenni teaches community-based courses in both the social work and public health programs.

Jenni has appointments at Washington University beyond the Brown School through teaching and serving on various committees. She is the Interim Director of the Beyond Boundaries program which is designed to provide first year students the opportunity to explore topics – from climate change to aging to artificial intelligence – from multiple disciplinary perspectives.