Jennifer Littlefield

Director, Undergraduate Studies; Adjunct Lecturer
1108 Taliaferro Building

Dr. Jennifer Littlefield is the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Her career began in the area of fundraising and program development for nonprofits and universities. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, she served as the assistant director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement (ILA) in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. In this role, Jennifer assisted with all areas of the Institute, including working with their two undergraduate leadership programs, planning and coordinating a study abroad program to Tanzania, Africa, and working with various corporate and community partners of the ILA. She assisted in the planning and implementation of the Georgia Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for high-level executives in state government. Jennifer has also been heavily involved in civic engagement and service-learning initiatives at both the University of Maryland and the University of Georgia. Over the past 10 years, she has taught numerous courses in the area of leadership, philanthropy and career development. For four years Jennifer served as a research consultant for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  She has also conducted extensive research in the area of cross-sector collaboration and effective grant making. She has authored numerous articles and presented in various conferences on this topic. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Georgia, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy.