James Madison University
PHOTO: Jennifer Coffman

Jennifer E. Coffman, Ph.D.

Associate Executive Director, International Programs
Associate Professor, ISAT

  • Office: JMAC 6, Suite 22
  • Phone: 540-568-3376
  • Email: coffmaje@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 5731
    701 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Anthropology. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • M.A., Anthropology. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • B.A., honors, Cultural Anthropology and Political Science. Duke

Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

  • environment
  • development
  • political ecology
  • sociocultural change
  • sustainable food systems
  • education
  • East Africa
  • Eastern USA


  • September 12
    6:00 p.m.
    ICCE Event: Innovation, Collaboration, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
    Festival and Student Conference Center 
  • September 19-20
    Capital One/JMU Hack-a-Thon 
    ICE House
  • September 29-30
    Fall Career and Internship Fair
    11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • October 10-12
    Family Weekend
  • November 1 

Welcome from ISAT

Department HeadWelcome to the Department of Integrated Science and Technology! Our students and faculty study the application of a broad range of sciences and technologies to problems of current societal importance. We focus not only on the technical issues but also on how to ensure that these solutions will be embraced by society. More >