Jasmine M. Waddell is Assistant Dean for Faculty Development at Harvard University, where she is focused on appointing, supporting, promoting, and retaining faculty and nurturing the faculty pipeline. Previous to this role, Jasmine served as Assistant Dean of the College where she was responsible for the academic progress and overall well-being of first year students at Harvard College. Prior to Harvard, she conducted research on vulnerable communities and human security and taught courses at public and private universities in the US and UK for a decade. During her graduate studies, Jasmine lived in South Africa and held photographic exhibitions which were attended by President Nelson Mandela and covered by CNN and BBC.
Waddell earned an A.B. in political science from Brown University and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in social policy at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.