Jen Kebea

Episode 3

Good Universities Make Good Neighbors

How can you be a good neighbor? If you’re a university, finding your place in your surrounding community can be tricky. Jen Kebea, the executive director of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, breaks down how universities can become more civically engaged.

About Jen Kebea

Dr. Jennifer Johnson Kebea has over a decade of experience in higher education, holding past positions in enrollment management, institutional advancement, educational consulting, and academic affairs. Since 2009, Jennifer has been part of Drexel University’s expanding efforts around civic engagement. Currently, Jennifer serves as Executive Director of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, where she leads a dynamic team and oversees the development of four core civic priorities including community based learning, civic leadership, public service, and community partnerships.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Administration of Human Services from Chestnut Hill College. She also holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University. Jennifer’s research interests revolve around a university’s dual role to serve as both a civic educator and as an anchor institution.