Dr. Jennifer Ng currently serves as the Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Equity and has been in this role since May of 2019. She has also served as the unit’s Director of Academic Inclusion, working with faculty members, departments, and students to address incidents of bias in the classroom. Her daily life includes being an active spouse and mother to two young girls. She is also an avid knitter and fledgling furniture restorer inspired by all things DIY.
Jennifer came to KU in 2004 and is a full professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Her research and teaching focus on how the social contexts of schooling affect educators’ work, especially with race, class, culture and other forms of diversity as primary features. Jennifer completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Iowa and her doctorate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her career in higher education, she taught middle school English in Houston, Texas.
Fun Facts about Interim VP Ng
Home state: Iowa
Favorite thing about campus: tulips blooming in the spring
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order SVU (yes, even the endless re-runs!)
Favorite beverage: coffee with peppermint mocha creamer
Pet: A beautiful shepherd mix named Samson, who she adopted from the Lawrence Humane Society