Jennifer Schlueter

Associate Provost & Dean of Academics

Design Studios on Broad Room 218
United States

As Associate Provost and Dean of Academics, Dr. Schlueter is responsible for driving the strategic development and transformation of CCAD's undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as lifelong learning programs for youth, adult enrichment, and professional development. In this work, she emphasizes innovative, self-sustaining approaches that are future-focused, prioritize inclusivity, lower barriers to access, and think beyond traditional disciplines or credentials to foreground interdisciplines and competencies. She also leads special initiatives for the Provost's office.

Dr. Schlueter joined CCAD in 2019 in the role of Dean of Graduate Studies, where she was instrumental in developing the Master of Professional Studies degree, reimagining non-credit education for youth and adult learners, shifting the Beeler Gallery to a faculty director model, and focusing CCAD's Visiting Artists & Scholars series on diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

A seasoned and lauded teacher, Dr. Schlueter’s creative background is in theatre-making. Her works have been produced at venues like Little Theatre (Seattle), Cleveland Public Theatre, Available Light (Columbus), American Theater Company (Chicago), Kranzberg Center (St. Louis), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Museum of Art, Grandstreet Theatre (Helena), Off Broadway at 59E59 (New York), Tristan Bates (London), and on BBC Radio 4. For her, the skills that she honed as a performance maker—in collaboration and storytelling, for example, as well as a commitment to wonder, delight, and joy—ground her approach as an academic leader. She was named an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner in 2019, and is a Founding Member of the World Experience Organization. For more information, including her published scholarship and teaching awards, visit

PhD Theatre Performance/History/Theory, The Ohio State University 2007
MA Theatre Performance/History/Theory, The Ohio State University 2003
BA Theatre Truman State University 1995