Professor Jenni Case

Virginia Tech (US)

Jennifer Case is Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech in the USA. Prior to her appointment in this post she was a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, where she retains an honorary appointment.

Jennifer completed postgraduate studies in the UK, Australia and South Africa. With more than two decades of undergraduate teaching and curriculum reform work, she is a prominent researcher in engineering education and higher education. Her work on the student experience of learning as well as on topics around teaching and curriculum, has been widely published. She was a founding member of the Centre for Engineering Education (CREE) and served twice as its Director, as well as being the founding president of the South African Society for Engineering Education (SASEE). She is a joint editor-in-chief for the international journal Higher Education.

Jenni Case is a Co-Investigator on CGHE Project 1, ‘Graduate Experiences of Employability and Knowledge (GEEK) Project’.

Her research on the student experience of learning, focusing mainly on science and engineering education, has been published across a range of journal articles in higher education. Her recent book, Researching student learning in higher education: A social realist approach, was published in 2013 by Routledge. She is a joint Editor-in-Chief for the journal Higher Education.