Jennifer Harrison is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and course lead for the American Women course. With a lifelong passion for history and creativity, Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in history and french, and a master’s degree in American history, with a concentration in nineteenth century American women’s history. She joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in 2001 as an adjunct before becoming a full-time faculty member in 2003.
She specializes in nineteenth century American women’s history, art and humanities, and pop culture, with specific research interests involving the presentation of women in literature, film, and television. She serves as chair of the Humanities GEL committee, and has previously served on the Faculty Curriculum and Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Advisory Committees.