Jessica Taverna

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Jessica Taverna

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies

Dean's Office


Jess has been working in undergraduate programs at the University of Utah since 2002. She earned M.A. and M.Phil degrees from the Department of Political Science at the U, and a B.A. in History and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College. She served as an academic adviser in political science and the Eccles School for over ten years, and served as  Director of Undergraduate Advising Services from 2013-2015 and Director of Undergraduate Programs from 2015-2022. She is now the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies. In her current role, Jess is involved in all aspects of the undergraduate program. In partnership with the Associate Dean for Programs, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, and faculty, she manages and engages in ongoing development and improvement of the undergraduate business curriculum. She also oversees the Business Scholars Program, Eccles Global, and u