Jen Dirmeyer

Board Member

Jennifer Dirmeyer is the Chief Accreditation Officer and Managing Director at the Workforce Talent Educators Association. Jennifer has over 11 years experience teaching economics and leading student engagement programs in higher education. She received tenured at Ferris State University where she was an Associate Professor of Economics, and served as the chair of the Strategic Planning and Resources Council. Before co-founding the WTEA, Jennifer led education policy at the Cicero Institute.  

She has been published in academic journals, The Chronicle of Higher Education and other popular outlets. Her paper, “The Jitney Potential: Transportation Regulation and the Welfare of the Poor,” was included in the Templeton Prize-winning report, Enterprise Programs: Freeing Entrepreneurs to Provide Essential Services to the Poor.” Her research interests are education, criminal justice, and urban governance.