Jennifer Batchelder

Jenni Batchelder's Experience at Florida State University | English

Jenni is currently a second-year doctoral student in the Florida State University (FSU) Higher Education program from San Antonio, Texas. Her research interests involve college student involvement and leadership development. For her dissertation, she is hoping to dive further into the Leadership Identity Development Model and understand how to help students reach the fifth stage of generativity through their involvement in student organizations. She is currently a graduate research assistant for the Leadership Learning Research Center at FSU where she serves as an instructor for the leadership certificate program and contributes to research on leadership programs across the United States and internationally. On campus, Jenni is involved with the Congress of Graduate Students and the Higher Education Student Association where she works with her peers to improve the graduate experience. When she gets the opportunity, she volunteers to facilitate leadership development through campus wide student conferences. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Marketing and Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Texas State University-San Marcos. Through her professional work she has experience in: student activities, leadership, new student orientation, housing, conference services, career services & undergraduate research. At the completion of the program, Jenni’s ideal position would involve an opportunity to engage college students in leadership education through both curricular and co-curricular programming, while also finding opportunities for research and continuing to contribute to the field of higher education.