Jenny Amos

Jennifer “Jenny” Amos, Ph.D., joined the bioengineering department at the University of Illinois in 2009 and is currently a teaching professor in bioengineering with affiliations in educational psychology, healthcare systems engineering and medicine. She received her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering at Texas Tech and doctorate in chemical engineering from University of South Carolina. She is an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Board of Director Member, two-time Fulbright Specialist in engineering education and has won multiple awards and recognitions for her teaching and scholarship of teaching.

Outside of BMES, she has also worked to revolutionize the future of graduate medical education serving as a founding member of the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, a first-of-its-kind engineering-driven college of medicine. Amos is part of the Illinois NSF RED (Revolutionizing Engineering & Computer Science Departments) research team leading efforts to innovate assessment practices for engineering toward producing more holistic engineers. Amos has a decade’s worth of experience leading curriculum reform implementing robust assessment strategies at multiple institutions. Amos has served as an ABET program evaluator for BMES since 2012 and a commissioner for the Engineering Accreditation Commission at ABET from 2018 until 2021. She is a 2011 IDEAL Scholar graduate and has been leading program assessment workshops since 2012.