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Jennifer Obbard – Allied Health Assistant Professor

Jennifer Obbard - Allied Health Assistant Professor


Jennifer brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from over 20 years working in the health professions field with 15 of those years spent in various roles within higher education. Jennifer has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nursing from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She also attended the renowned Harvard Center for Medical Simulation Comprehensive Instructor training and has been involved in immersive simulation learning for over 10 years, including curricular integration and faculty development. She has continued to further her education, including earning a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom, as well as currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in innovative pedagogy at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Throughout her career she has been interested in health promotion, effective teaching, and environmental dynamics as they relate to learning and well-being.