Master of Arts in Education and Human Development, International Education, The George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Spanish and Mathematics, University of Michigan

Jenni Patterson

Design Manager

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation

After working in study abroad and international education for many years, I am a strong believer that transformational learning experiences can, and do, take place outside of the traditional classroom. The Center for Academic Innovation provides me the opportunity to support innovative, non-traditional learning experiences that not only promote lifelong learning, but also increase educational access around the world.

Current Roles/Previous Experience

As a Design Manager at the Center for Academic Innovation, Jenni oversees the project management of various online learning experiences, including massive open online courses (MOOCS), online and hybrid degree program courses, and community-based Teach-Outs. In this role, she works with faculty members and CAI colleagues to bring a faculty member’s idea for an online course to life.

Previously, Jenni facilitated and managed study abroad programs, most recently managing the Undergraduate and MBA Semester Exchange Programs at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Prior to earning her master’s degree in International Education from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Jenni worked abroad in Madrid, Spain and Melbourne, Australia. She loves exploring and considering new perspectives, and she enjoys being able to weave this into her design management work with faculty.

Ask Me to Learn About

  • Study abroad
  • Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
  • Dudley labs
  • Ukulele busking
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