Jenna Cook, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Communications

Jenna Cook

With over six years of experience in higher education, Jenna Cook, Ph.D., brings with her experiences from a multitude of educational sectors, including but not limited to academic advising, holistic learning support, enrollment management, student organization oversight, and teaching. In her current role as the assistant dean for seniors at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, Cook oversees the academic progress and graduation clearance of over 600 students, collaborates with faculty and staff members to ensure the alignment of the curriculum with the mission and objectives of the School, and implements strategies to improve retention and completion rates.

In addition to her administrative role, she is an adjunct professor in the Communications and Media Management Area at the Gabelli School, teaching the Career Exploration course. She also has served as an adjunct professor of English at Berkeley College and Saint Peter's University, where she taught various writing, literature, and research courses. Cook holds a Ph.D. in Literacy from St. John's University, an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from New Jersey City University. Additionally, she has multiple tutoring, teaching, and supplemental instruction certifications. Cook has a strong background in online and in-person pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, and academic support. She is a passionate and dedicated academic leader who is deeply committed to the tenet of cura personalis, "care for the whole person," and strives to incorporate this philosophy in her everyday work.