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Jessica Daniels

Job Title

  • Associate Professor
    Ed.D., Graduate School

Started at Bethel



  • Westmont College - BA in History, 2003
  • Bethel University - MA in Teaching, 2006
  • Bethel University - MA in Organizational Leadership, 2008
  • Azusa Pacific University - Ph.D. in Higher Education, 2015

Research interests

Jessica's research interests are under the broad umbrella of higher education as a platform for positive social change. So past and present topics include diverse student retention and sense of belonging, women in leadership, and faith-based universities contributing to a shared public good.


Before becoming a faculty member, Jessica served as the Assistant Provost at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA. In this role she supported the deans, faculty, and students in the six colleges and schools at the University. She also has student development experience, managing community life, housing, student conduct, orientation, student programs, etc. as the Assistant Dean of Students. Prior to her time at Northwest, she worked in academic support at Bethel University, CAPS-GS and at the Seminary.