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Jenny Whitcher

Director of Service Learning, Director of Master of Arts in Social Change, Iliff School of Theology

Jenny Whitcher is the Director of the Master of Arts in Social Change degree program and Director of Service Learning at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. She serves on the Advisory Committee of Campus Compact of the Mountain West and the National Council of the American Commonwealth Partnership. Her work centers on the integration of civic-spiritual development for increased civic agency, and critical and democratic theory, practice, and pedagogy—all with an emphasis on diversity, inclusivity, and community. Whitcher received her Ph.D. from the Joint Doctoral Program of the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver with a concentration in Religion and Social Change, holds a M.A. in International Human Rights from the University of Denver, and a B.A. from New York University.


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...