"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it" - Pablo Picasso

Dr Amos joined the Bioengineering Department at the University of Illinois in 2009 and is currently a Teaching Associate Professor in Bioengineering and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Educational Psychology. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with a focus in developmental biology and cell imaging through the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She was also an NSF GK-12 Fellow during her graduate work, where she taught 7th grade science classes, and earned a teaching certificate in the Preparing Future Faculty Program.

Research & Service

In 2015, she completed a Fulbright Program at Ecole Centrale de Lille in France to benchmark and help create a new hybrid masters program combining medicine and engineering. Amos is dedicated to engineering education through design of innovative assessment tools and developing innovative courses and hands-on teaching labs, as well as developing modules and coordinating K-12 summer camps involving Bioengineering. She has also led multiple curricular initiative in Bioengineering and the College of Engineering on several NSF funded projects and is applying her expertise in curriculum design for the new Engineering-Based Medical School at Illinois. In addition, she is a program evaluator for BMES and an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar, where she helps guide programs through designing and implementing assessment plans for program evaluation.

Jenny Amos

ADJ ASSOC PROF, Educational Psychology


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