portrait of Jennifer Wies

Jennifer Wies

Professor of Anthropology and Associate Provost, Eastern Kentucky University

Jennifer is dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement of teaching and learning organizations and is passionate about teaching anthropology along the way. Previously, she served as an academic chairperson, director of assessment, academic program director, and as a leader in student affairs. She has successfully supported campus communities to develop and maintain student-centered, equity-focused, and transformative practices to assure learning at the course, program, and organizational levels. She is a trained peer-reviewer for multiple federal agencies and credentialing organizations.

Jennifer earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology and a Graduate Certificate in Medical Behavioral Sciences from the University of Kentucky. Jennifer is deeply committed to service and leadership. She currently serves as President for the Association of Feminist Anthropology (2017-2021) and Treasurer of the Society for Applied Anthropology (2012-2021). She is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious American Anthropological Association Gender Equity Award.