Jennifer S. Evans-Cowley
Vice Provost for Capital Planning and Regional Campuses
Jennifer Evans-Cowley was appointed vice provost for capital planning and regional campuses in August 2014, after having served as a part-time faculty fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) during the 2013-14 academic year.
As vice provost, she facilitates OAA’s role in capital planning and budgeting for facilities throughout the university’s six campuses. She also provides operational support and planning for Ohio State’s regional campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark.
Dr. Cowley joined Ohio State’s faculty in 2001. She came to the Office of Academic Affairs from the College of Engineering, where she was associate dean for academic affairs and administration. She is a professor of city and regional planning in the Knowlton School of Architecture.
In 2011 she was named among the top 25 leading thinkers and innovators in the field of urban planning and technology by Planetizen.com, a public-interest information exchange for planners and designers. The author of numerous articles in the nation’s leading planning journals, she is regularly invited to speak at planning conferences across the United States, addressing the importance of technology in planning. Her research has been supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs.
She was awarded a bachelor’s degree in political science, a master of urban planning degree, and a PhD in urban and regional science, all from Texas A & M University. In addition, she earned a master of public administration degree from the University of North Texas. She also holds American Planning Association’s professional designation, AICP, American Institute of Certified Planners.
- University Capital Planning
- Integrated Capital Planning
- Liaison to the University Senate Council on the Physical Environment (COPE)
- Member, President's and Provost's Council on Sustainability (PPCS)
- Oversight of the Regional Campuses
- Additional Responsibilities