Jennifer D. Loessy

Pronouns
She/Her/Hers
Position
Manager, Finance and Administration
Office Phone
Office
3-S-5 Green Hall
Bio/Description

Profile

As the Manager of Finance and Administration (aka Department Manager) for the Department of Art & Archaeology, Jennifer is charged with supporting the chair and faculty by executing policy and strategic direction for the department, developing and carrying out short- and long-term academic and operations planning in collaboration with the chair, and supporting critical priorities including faculty recruiting, promotions, and retentions. The manager is responsible for ensuring the faculty, students, and staff have the necessary resources to carry out their academic, research, and administrative duties. Jennifer supervises an administrative staff of six and oversees the functional areas of budget management, academic programs and student services, facilities and operations, staff supervision and performance management, and policy and compliance.  

Before joining Art & Archaeology in May 2024, Jennifer was the Program and Budget Manager of the Center for Collaborative History (Department of History) from 2015 to 2024. There, Jennifer oversaw the department’s many working groups; supported faculty members who were working together on research projects, conferences, and symposia; provided financial management for large collaborative research grants from external sources; coordinated short-term visitorships; and coordinated and monitored collaborative projects with other academic institutions, both domestic and international. She also managed the Global History Lab (GHL) programming under the direction of Professor Jeremy Adelman. 

Jennifer worked at The Graduate School at Princeton University from 2013 to 2015 as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. In that role, she supported DEI initiatives with programming, recruiting, retention, financial management, and the PSURE summer program. Jennifer began her career at Princeton as the Events & Publications Coordinator for the Center for African American Studies (now Department of African American Studies), where she worked from 2007 to 2013. 

Before coming to Princeton, Jennifer worked in corporate marketing for Kravco, Jillian's, The Mills Corporation, and DeLuca Homes.

Jennifer has earned three certificates from Princeton University: Management Development (through the Office of Human Resources), Business Technologies (through the Office of Information & Technology), and Supervising for Safety (through the Office of Environmental Health & Safety). She is an active member of the Academic Managers Group (AMG), previously participating in the volunteer sub-committee, co-chair of the conference sub-committee from 2018 to 2020, and most recently on the 2023 AMG Summer Institute organizing committee.

Outside of her professional life, Jennifer is a dedicated member of her community. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog Henry, and pursuing hobbies such as traveling, embroidery, knitting, and listening to audiobooks. She is an active member of her church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, in Newtown, PA, where she is currently serving a three-year term (2023–2026) on the church's vestry and is in charge of A/V for the church and the webmaster. She is also a member of the church's Prayer Shawl Ministry, demonstrating her commitment to serving others. 
 

Education

Master of Art | Art History | May 2002
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Thesis: “Jacopo Tintoretto’s Paintings of the Raising of Lazarus as Plague Imagery”
Primary Reader: Dr. Tracy E. Cooper *90 | Secondary Reader: Dr. Marcia Hall

Bachelor of Business Administration | Marketing | May 1998
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Major: Marketing | Minor: Human Resource Administration
Cum Laude Honors