Jennifer Kushner

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Director, CALS Global

CALS Global



Office Location

240Q Agricultural Hall

Dr. Jennifer Kushner is the Director of CALS Global at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she leads and supports international engagement in agriculture and the life sciences. Prior to joining CALS, she was a state specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension from 2007-2018.  

For the past thirty years she has led and evaluated US-based and global initiatives related to agriculture, the environment and health.  She 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 a member of APLU’s International Committee on Organization and Policy (ICOP) Executive Committee and the Globalizing Extension Innovation Network’s Council.