Jennifer C. Coleman
Jennifer Coleman is a Professor of Psychology at Western New Mexico University. As an early adopter, she developed most of the psychology curriculum online while also teaching on-ground. She won Professor of the Year twice for her teaching, mentoring, and for founding a student-funded program that champions research opportunities for students. She earned a B.A. in Psychology at SUNY Geneseo, and a Ph.D. in Psychology and MST in College Teaching at the University of New Hampshire. She went on to earn master’s degrees that span business, counseling, English and art. As an interdisciplinarian, she has conducted research with students for more than 20 years. Her own experience with undergraduate research at Geneseo was invaluable and created her drive to ensure such opportunities are available to all students, regardless of physical location and economic means. She has served as director of Research and Sponsored Programs, Institutional Review Board, Academic Support Center, Graduate Division and Admissions, and as the founding Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies she oversaw fully-online degrees (AA, BIS, MA and graduate certificates). As a leader and advocate for educational equity, she focuses on high impact practices in on-ground and online teaching and advising. She has presented extensively with students, most recently with those she has met online.