Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter joined Campbell University as Founding Dean for the School of Engineering in July 2015. Prior to she spent twenty-six years on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University, where she served for ten years as an engineering department head and seven years as Associate Dean. Her research focuses on integrated science, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula at the undergraduate level and the success of women students and faculty in STEM fields. She has received over $3 million dollars in
National Science Foundation funding for her research in these areas. She is currently Immediate Past-President of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), which is a national professional organization which works to transform the culture in engineering education to support the success of women.
Carpenter is the First Vice-President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. She is Chair of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program, which seeks to prepare engineering students to address the engineering challenges of the 21st century. She is an ABET Evaluator for general engineering programs. She is Chair of LongRange Planning and past Vice President for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), which is the professional society committed to furthering engineering and engineering technology education.
Carpenter regularly advises and speaks about diversity in STEM fields and undergraduate STEM education for K-12, undergraduate students, faculty, and corporate audiences. She has a TEDxMonroe talk on “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why Aren’t They Here?” from April 2013 and is a co-editor of an MAA book, “Undergraduate Mathematics for Life Sciences Majors.”
The girls in the room: women plot a Silicon Valley revolution
CS Moniter [May 24, 2015]
Academic procrastination in STEM: Interactive effects of stereotype threat and achievement goals: Deemer, E.D., Smith, J.L., Carrell, A.N.N., and Carpenter, J.P.
Career Development Quarterl 
Lessons from Both Sides of the Interviewing Desk: Carpenter, J.P., Deaett, L., and Stob. M.
MAA Focus [August/September 2013]
Undergraduate Mathematics for the Life Sciences: Models, Processes, and Directions: Ledder, G., Carpenter, J., Comar, T., eds.
MAA Notes Series, Mathematical Association of America 
Building a More Supportive Climate for Women in STEM: Discoveries Made, Lessons Learned: Carpenter, J.P., O'Neal, D.P.
Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Conference [June 2013]
Equipping Women STEM Faculty for Success: Professional Development Lessons, from an NSF ADVANCE Project
Proceedings of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network Annual Conference [June 2013]
Explore Resources for Women Undergrads in Science, Engineering
US News [April 20, 2015]
Girls Rock STEM
Scholastic [March 2015]
American Way Magazine [November 2014]
ASEE Prism Magazine [October 2014]
Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why Are They Not Here?
TEDxMonroe [April 2013]
Women in STEM who Rock
Dreambox Learning [October, 2015 ]
13 Everyday Tups to Increase Your Productivity
WhereDatApp.com [August 10, 2015 ]