Jeni Hart is the Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri. She is also a professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA). Prior to her current position, she served as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies, the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and the department chair for ELPA at MU. Jeni has worked at MU since 2003.
She completed her BS in Foreign Service at Georgetown University (1989), her MEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at University of Vermont (1993), and her PhD in Higher Education Administration at the University of Arizona (2002). She worked for 9 years as a student affairs educator at a number of colleges and universities, and one year as a faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University prior to joining the faculty at the University of Missouri.