Senior Associate Dean, Professional & Career Development

About Jeremy Edwards

Jeremy Edwards serves as the Senior Associate Dean, Professional & Career Development. He brings a range of experience in public policy, management, organizational change strategy, teaching, admissions, and academic affairs. At Harris Public Policy, Jeremy oversees the overall student experience, and is responsible for leading and managing the Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) team, which includes the student affairs, career readiness, employer relations, and data analytics departments, the Obama Scholars program, and Evening Masters program. He works closely with faculty leadership and the Dean in the development and oversight of all academic programs at Harris.

Early in his career, Jeremy served as Coordinator of International Relations and Instructor for the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), focused on education reform and teaching programs. He later worked for a boutique immigration law firm in Chicago, specializing in labor visas, asylum research, and Homeland Security and Department of Labor policies. Jeremy later cofounded and served as Deputy Director for a Chicago Public Schools health education pilot program to better serve at-risk and disadvantaged youth. Jeremy also served as faculty for the Graduate School of Public Service at DePaul University, where he taught core courses in Public Service Management and International Comparative Public Policy. Outside of his work at Harris, Jeremy serves as a strategy and innovation consultant.

Jeremy holds an MS in management from DePaul University, specializing in international policy and program evaluation. He studied nonprofit management and policy in Germany, labor migration and urbanization in China, and holds certificates in political economy and urban policy, nonprofit management, and process strategy. He holds a BA in organizational behavior and international development from Murray State University.