Jennifer Engel, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice President for Overseas Study at Indiana University, having system-wide responsibility for education abroad programs on all IU campuses. Prior to coming to IU, Jennifer was the vice president for academic affairs and experiential learning at CIS Abroad, providing leadership in the areas of student learning and assessment; curriculum and program development; and innovation in education abroad.  

Before joining CIS Abroad, Jennifer served as the Executive Director of International Programs at Loyola University Chicago, responsible for partnership cultivation, program development, strategic planning, and the functional areas of: education abroad; international student and scholar services; English as a second language; the International House; and recruitment and support for the University’s three Global Centers. This role built on her experience as Executive Director of Global Learning at the University of South Carolina, which included education abroad program development and administration as well as campus internationalization. She has also held administrative and teaching roles at Marygrove College.  

Jennifer earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy with a focus on international and comparative education from the University of South Carolina and an M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. An Endeavour Fellow, Jennifer has been involved with NAFSA: Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad, and the Association of International Education Administrators, holding leadership positions, mentoring new professionals, and presenting nationally and internationally.