Jennifer Wade Berg

Jennifer A. Wade-Berg is an Associate Professor and Wellstar College of Health and Human Services Assistant Dean for Student Success at Kennesaw State University. She has over 20 years of experience supporting private, public, and nonprofit organizations to achieve diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) goals and objectives and training the next generation of human services practitioners and students with intercultural knowledge, skills, and values. ​

Her scholarship areas include social enterprise, cultural competence, DEIB, sports philanthropy, and student success. Accomplishments include co-author of the ASAE Inclusion Index (tests DEI nonprofit association readiness for diversity and inclusive practice) and recipient of over $11 million in federal and foundation funding. Highlights from her work include serving as Kennesaw State University’s first Chief Diversity Officer and establishing several student success programs/initiatives, including custom design-based programming for Latinx, First Generation, and underrepresented student populations. She has been recognized by the Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) for Service to the Profession Award for leading the Diversity Scholars Professional Development Program.  Her published work can be found in journals such as Reflections: Narratives of Professional Healing, Journel of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Journal of Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, and Journal of Public Management and Social Policy.

Jennifer is a Qualified Administrator (QA) for the Intercultural Development Inventory and has worked with several organizations on DEIB-based organizational development, EEO, curriculum development, and intercultural competence training. She received a Bachelor of Arts in American Government from Wesleyan University (CT), and master’s and doctoral degrees in Public Administration from the University of Georgia.  ​

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