Jennifer Adams Galipeau

Dean (interim) and Associate Provost of Academic Affairs

JWU Faculty Since 1993

Jennifer Galipeau headshot

Contact Info

401-598-5385 (Dean's Office)

Jennifer Adams Galipeau, EdD, currently serves as interim dean of the College of Hospitality Management and is also the university's Associate Provost of Academic Affairs

Prior to joining the Office of the Provost in 2013, Dr. Galipeau served as a faculty member in the College of Hospitality Management from 1993 - 2013, teaching in the food & beverage management and sports, entertainment & event mgmt. departments. During her tenure as faculty she developed courses in Special Event Protocol, Weddings & Ceremonies, Tradeshow Management, Entertainment Management and Food & Beverage Operations.

As Associate Provost of Academic Affairs, Dr. Galipeau oversees academic assessment, accreditation, academic program review and curriculum. During her tenure in the office of the provost, she has provided leadership on a number of high-level institutional projects including development and launch of JWU's Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Best Practices Cohort and the university's strategic approach to outcomes assessment.


  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership University of New England Dissertation: Embracing a culture of evidence: A phenomenological study of faculty experience within a transitioning assessment culture
  • Masters of Science in Managerial Technology -- Johnson & Wales University
  • Bachelors of Science in Food Service Management -- Johnson & Wales University
  • Associate of Science in Culinary Arts -- Johnson & Wales College

Teaching Interests

Event Management
Food & Beverage Operations and Management
Professional and Business Etiquette
Special Event and Ceremonial Protocol
Tradeshow & Exposition Management
Organizational Leadership
Human Resource Management
Team Dynamics
Academic Assessment
Curriculum Development

Scholarly Interests

Academic Assessment
Faculty Engagement and Assessment
Evidence-based Decision making within Higher Education
Teaching and Learning
Faculty Development

Event Risk Mitigation
Professional and Business Etiquette
Special Event Protocol / Official Protocol


  • Team Dynamics
  • Intro to Consulting
  • Event Risk Management
  • Special Event Protocol
  • Weddings & Ceremonies
  • Event Management

Professional Affiliations

New England Evaluation & Assessment Network (NEEAN)

  • Board Member June 2017 to 2021
  • Member 2006 – present


  • Galipeau, J.A. (December 2019) – New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) Annual Conference (Boston) Engaging with evidence: Fostering a pervasive culture of assessment.
  • Galipeau, J.A.; Novak, T. (November 2019) -- New England Evaluation and Assessment Network (NEean) Fall Forum (Worcester). Building a strong foundation: Incorporating program outcomes assessment planning as part of the curriculum-approval process.
  • Young, S.; Galipeau, J.A. (October 2019) – National Society Experiential Education (NSEE) Annual Conference (St. Pete’s Beach) Transforming a university internship model from faculty-advising to course-based delivery
  • Boyland, J.; Galipeau, J.A. (November 2018) -- New England Evaluation and Assessment Network (NEean) Fall Forum (Worcester). Facilitating Upward Conversations: Presenting Program-level Assessment Data to Administration and Advisory Boards
  • Galipeau, J.A. (October 2017) – IUPUI Assessment Institute (Indianapolis) -- Backwards and Forwards: A model for using outcomes assessment (OA) planning to inform new program development

Q&A with Jennifer

At JWU, education is not confined to the four walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend four years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get a chance to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

What Advice Do You Have For Incoming Freshmen?

Approach every day from the lens of "what can I learn today?" -- sometimes the best lessons are the unexpected ones!