Gaye Jenkins, Ed.D.

Dr. Gaye Jenkins Headshot

Associate Professor of Education

B.Ed., University of Sussex, UK, Education, 1979
M.Ed., Lesley University, Technology in Education, 1998
Ed.D., California Coast University, Second Language Acquisition, 2007
Office Location
Remote (hours by appointment)


Dr. Jenkins has worked within Western's Educator Preparation programs for six years. In July 2018, she retired from being the Director of the Education Programs and her work with the School of Graduate Studies. She is looking forward to dedicating herself back into her teaching and supporting emerging educators. Prior working for Western, she taught in public high schools in the UK and Colorado,  the M.Ed. National Program for Lesley University, and has led her own educational services business to bring innovative second language professional development to teachers across six states. Dr. Jenkins served on Colorado's Global Initial Teacher Education team, and was active in several state education initiatives. She holds a B.Ed. from Sussex University, UK, M.Ed. from Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass., and Ed.D. from California Coast University, Santa Ana, Calif. Her favorite times are laughing with her two grown sons and their families, experiencing Colorado's wilderness with her husband, and traveling to visit family overseas.