Paul E. Jensen, PhD

Paul Jensen
Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost

Paul E. Jensen, PhD, was appointed Drexel University’s highest-ranking academic officer on November 1, 2019.

As the Nina Henderson Provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, Paul E. Jensen is responsible for ensuring excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and research at Drexel University. Jensen oversees undergraduate and graduate programs across Drexel’s colleges, schools and centers and focuses on key areas that harness Drexel’s strengths of inclusion, innovation and partnership.

In his role, he has collaborated to advance a number of University-wide initiatives, including improving infrastructure to foster curricular and program innovation and implementing the Responsibility Center Management budgeting model to promote a culture of transparency. Jensen served on the executive committee that created the Strategic Plan Drexel 2030: Designing the Future and is facilitating the identification and elevation of Drexel’s Areas of Excellence and Opportunity, which leverage the University’s core strengths in education, innovation, research and partnership.

Throughout his tenure, Jensen has sought to capitalize on his expertise in international trade and industrial organization, and his experience at a multinational company to elevate academic and research collaborations between the University and external partners.