Jennifer Hughes was born in Michigan but has lived in Ohio for the past 30 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Art Therapy from Bowling Green State University, her master’s degree in Social Work from Ohio State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Utah. Jennifer’s interest in Social Work came from working with abused children after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree
Jennifer has three sons and one daughter, and her husband also works at Wright State in the College of Medicine. Outside of classes, she enjoys lake life and boating, and she is also the Chairman of the Allen County Children’s Services.
This semester Jennifer taught Research Methods classes and she will teach Community Social Work Practice next. She teaches both in the graduate and undergraduate programs. She says that she is thrilled to be at Wright State, as everyone is supportive and she has the freedom to explore new aspects in the field.