Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


Jennifer Wies

Jennifer R. Wies is Professor of Anthropology and Director for Assessment and Accreditation at Ball State University. Jennifer is dedicated to facilitating continuous improvement of learning environment activities across the University and is passionate about teaching anthropology along the way. Previously, Jennifer served as an academic chairperson, 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. 

Jennifer has worked at two-year and four-year public institutions and a private, liberal arts-focused University.  She is a trained peer-reviewer for multiple federal agencies and the Higher Learning Commission. She has served as a member and chair of the Committee on Gender Equity in Anthropology (2009-2012, 2013-2015), 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.

Jennifer earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Graduate Certificate in Medical Behavioral Sciences from the University of Kentucky. Jennifer is deeply committed to service and leadership. 


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