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Jennifer Yen, Ed.D.
Jennifer Yen is a faculty member with the University of Phoenix School Advanced Studies. She earned her bachelor’s degree at University of California, Irvine, majoring in sociology and minoring in psychology. She received her master’s degree from Stanford University School of Education where she specialized in educational policy and assessment. After graduation, she worked as a research consultant with SRI-International and Sociometrics Corporation, and she assisted in drafting several reports to the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the California State Department of Health Services. Jennifer, a scholarship recipient, received her Ed.D. in higher education administration where she completed a dissertation titled Family Matters: The Impact of Family Involvement and Support on College Retention. She has several years of experience in higher education institutions. She served as the Director of Institutional Research at Kilgore College. She also worked at Skyline College and University of Southern California and managed several research and evaluation projects. In Fall 2012, she co-authored an article on access, mobility, and retention of underserved youth. While serving as a faculty member with the University of Phoenix, she continues mentoring to at-risk children at a local youth-serving organization. She is also a grant writer and recently completed a proposal to support an education program for at-risk children and youth. In April 2017, she penned an article on family involvement and education. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.