Jennifer Bangoura, EdD

Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Adjunct Professor

Education: EdD, MA

Industry Expertise: career development, industry partnerships, international development, future of learning, and future of work

Research Interest: volunteering to build employability skills


Dr. Jennifer Bangoura is the director of Career Innovation for Nexford University and a consultant for the Future of Learning Fund, an early-stage investment fund to invest in new and improved models of learning that prepare Africans for the future of work. Dr. Bangoura has previously worked in global edtech as an industry engagement manager and career coach, and at IREX in international workforce development with career center programs supporting over 50 universities in Morocco and Iraq. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, she worked on environmental programs related to shea butter and reforestation and served as a communications specialist for a USAID-funded teacher training and literacy program with the Education Development Center. She is a board member of Development Gateway: An IREX Venture, an advisory board member of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and active in PEO International, an organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women worldwide. Dr. Bangoura received a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change And Leadership from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute, and a Bachelor of Arts in art history and French from the University of Mary Washington.