Jennifer Kushner

CALS Global, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
Ph.D., National-Louis University

Jennifer Kushner is the Director of CALS Global at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she provides leadership for international research and outreach in agriculture and the life sciences. For the past thirty years she has led and evaluated US-based and global initiatives related to agriculture, the environment and health.  Kushner specializes in systems approaches to complex issues, with focused work in water. She holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and a master’s degree in adult education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate in adult education from National-Louis University. Dr. Kushner is an executive member of APLU’s International Agriculture Section and its Policy Board of Directors, the Globalizing Extension Innovation Network’s leadership council and the Journal of Systems Thinking Editorial Board.