Jennifer Wofford

Director, Extended Studies, International Programs and Extended Studies



Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY                                                                    Nov 2009 – present

Director, Office of Extended Studies, Provides direction and oversight to the college's summer sessions, winter session, professional and pre-college programming. Directs and executes marketing and communication efforts across OES programs. Process engineers and implements new entrepreneurial initiatives, including interdisciplinary programs. Facilitates webinars and works with presenters to develop interactive content. Solicits, plans and executes new educational programs. Manages program budgets. Responsibilities include event coordination, human resources, risk management and student records. Coordinated and facilitated faculty development workshop series in online teaching and learning (GOLD). Served on IC 20/20 task force on alternative instructional delivery models, ITPAC and Academic computing subcommittee (ACAC). Leadership Tompkins, class of 2011. Supervisory Academy, 2014.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY                                                            Nov 2007 – June 2010

Project Evaluator, Worlds for Information Technology and Science (WITS). Program evaluator on NSF-funded grant to broaden participation in computing to women and underrepresented minorities. Demonstration project implemented K12 (middle school) virtual world programming in computing across four trial sites: Cornell University, Penn State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and UC San Diego.

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY                                                            Nov 2005 – Nov 2009

Assistant Dean for Educational Programs, Computing and Information Science (CIS). Supervised CIS undergraduate degree programs and program staff. Worked collaboratively with faculty in the development and implementation of computing education programs and assessments, including new undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Acted as the CIS liaison to each of Cornell's colleges and to the University in academic affairs. Advocated for CIS programs and students. Developed and implemented recruitment strategies for women and underrepresented minorities, including website design and development. Supported NSF grant proposal development, from authorship to management. Coordinated and evaluated K12 computing outreach programming. Supported cross-campus virtual world programming and project development. Served on Advisory Board of New Media Consortium K12 Horizons Project. Served on Associate Deans Group, CIS Emergency Planning Committee. Arts College Admissions Reader.

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA                                     Jan 1998 – Oct 2005

Dean, School of Continuing Studies                             Oct 2002 – Oct 2005

Oversaw all aspects of the School of Continuing Studies and its undergraduate degree program, including: academic and administrative policy; faculty relations; academic student support services; credit and non-credit curriculum development; adjunct faculty staffing, orientation, management, and advocacy; and new directions for program growth, including new program development, articulation agreements and partnerships with community colleges, and curriculum development.

Managed development, faculty approval and implementation of undergraduate degree programs in: Liberal Studies, Computer Forensics, and Elementary Education with Certification. Introduced public lecture series. Managed and co-authored ten-year Program Review of all major curricula in collaboration with faculty. Assisted in production of Middle States Accreditation review documents and site visit.

Provided oversight and direction of media and advertising initiatives; corporate partnerships; and off-site campus development and implementation. Increased adult student support services and student community development through online community site, introduction of new student orientation, math placement examination, and writing assessment. Successfully proposed and managed implementation of policies on academic probation and dismissal. Coordinated development of Liberal Studies (BA) curriculum in collaboration with five academic departments.

President’s Cabinet, 2002-2006; Academic Standards Committee, 2002 – 2006; Curriculum Committee, 2002 – 2006; Disability Committee, 2004 – 2006; Articulation Committee, 2004 - 2006

Director Corporate and Foundation Relations                      Sept 2001 – Oct 2002

Researched, designed, and drafted grant proposals to corporate and government (state and federal) funding agencies and private foundations on issues of faculty development, classroom and facilities renovation, instructional and administrative technologies, and curriculum development. Collaborated on successful government and private foundation grants totaling nearly $1 million. Co-presented faculty development workshop on grant writing.

Project Administrator for Outreach                            Sept 2000 – Sept 2001

Introduced curricula to potential government, non-profit, and corporate partners. Developed curricula in response to partner organizations’ needs. Opened three off-site campuses, from proposal development to student recruitment. Increased enrollment at off-campus sites by 65% in a single academic year.

Director of Admissions ACCELERATED Division              Jan 1998 - Sept 2000

Guided nontraditional undergraduate students through admissions process, including transfer coordination, transcript evaluation and course registration. Increased new student enrollment by an annual average of 7%. Conducted feasibility studies and collaborated on proposals to introduce new majors in childcare management, healthcare management, and management information systems.

Academic Adviser and Transcript Evaluator               Jan 1997 - Jan 1998