Dr. Jennifer Bloom

Jenny Bloom joined the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University in August 2015. In August 2019 she was promoted to Full Professor with tenure and is also working as a 50%-time Fellow in the Provost’s Office where she is coordinating the Leadership and Professional Development Initiative. In addition, she is the Coordinator of the Higher Education Leadership Master’s Degree Program. Jenny founded the Office of Appreciative Education https://www.fau.edu/education/centersandprograms/oae/) at FAU in 2015.

She previously served as a Clinical Professor and Director of the Master’s degree program in the Higher Education & Student Affairs Program at the University of South Carolina (USC) from August 2007 to August 2015. Prior to USC, she served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs & the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Bloom is a co-founder of the Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education movements. She established the annual Appreciative Advising Summer Institute, the Appreciative Education Conference, an on-line Appreciative Advising course, the process for Certifying Appreciative Advisers, and other exciting initiatives related to Appreciative Advising and Appreciative Education.

Dr. Bloom served as the 2007-08 President of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). was named the recipient of NACADA’s Virginia N. Gordon Award for Excellence in the Field of Advising in 2017. She received the NACADA Outstanding Advising Administrator Award in 2005 and University of Illinois’ Campus Academic Professional Excellence Award in 2007. In 2008, she received the University of South Carolina’s Black Graduate Student Association’s Faculty Mentor Award. In 2011, she was named the Faculty Partner of the Year by the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support at the University of South Carolina. At FAU she was named the Faculty Partner of the Year to the Division of Student Affairs (2017), the Chi Sigma Alpha Honor Society Advisory of the Year (2016) and the Graduate Academic Advisor of the Year by the FAU Graduate and Professional Student Association (2015).

Dr. Bloom has co-authored six books and numerous articles and has presented her work at over 350 higher education institutions and conferences.

Jennifer Bloom

Dr. Jennifer Bloom

Professor, Educational Leadership and Research Methodology
Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology

Office Phone: 561-297-3550
Office Location: ED 47 - 255
Campus: Boca

bloomj@fau.edu