Jenny Small

Jenny L. Small

Associate Editor

Research Coordinator
Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College


Jenny L. Small is an independent scholar, teacher, and facilitator on the topic of college student worldviews and an adjunct lecturer at Boston College. Dr. Small holds a Ph.D. from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a BA from Brandeis University. She most recently edited the volume Making Meaning: Embracing Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Life Purpose in Student Affairs (2015), available from Stylus Press. Her first book, entitled Understanding College Students’ Spiritual Identities: Different Faiths, Varied Worldviews (2011), is available from Hampton Press. Dr. Small’s work has also been published in Research in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, About Campus, and Religion & Education, and in chapters in edited volumes. She is the immediate past chair of the ACPA Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Meaning and an associate editor of the Journal of College and Character.