Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan


  • Director of News and Media Relations


Jennifer Donovan was a newspaper reporter and national magazine writer for years. Now she uses her journalistic skills and her fascination with science, technology, engineering and higher education to share Michigan Tech with the world. A graduate of the University of Central Florida and Stanford, she has a daughter, two step-daughters, three grandchildren and two cats.

Her Beats

  • Administration/Executive Team/Board of Trustees
  • Policy and Funding Issues
  • Research Centers and Institutes
  • International Programs & Services
  • Graduate School

About Jenn

  • Her specialties include working with local, regional, national and special-interest news media.
  • She is skilled at finding and developing University news and research stories and interesting the news media in covering them.
  • She maintains the University Experts Guide.
  • She is a former newspaper reporter and magazine writer.
  • She enjoys reading detective stories and science fiction novels.

Recent Stories

Michigan Tech Named a College That Pays You Back

Princeton Review, a private education services company not affiliated with Princeton University, announced its annual list of "Colleges that Pay You Back" this week. Princeton Review chooses the 200 colleges on its list based on three criteria: stellar academics. affordable cost—either via a . . . Read More

Tech in Ten: Integrating the Ecosystem

What is an ecosystem? Definitions diverge. Dictionary . com defines ecosystem as "a system or group of interconnected elements formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment." But that doesn’t go far enough, Sharik says, because "the environment" is made up of more than that . . . Read More

Michigan Tech Named Safest Campus in the Country

"These 10 campuses have gone above and beyond to make safety a priority, the magazine’s website says. "Their campus safety initiatives, sexual assault programming and student orgs devoted to safety keep their campuses as idyllic as the brochures promised. Not to mention, their low crime rates and high freshman retention rates prove their methods . . . Read More

Student Applications Highest Ever at Michigan Tech

"This is the highest applications have ever been at this time of year, Les Cook, vice president for student affairs and advancement, told the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Friday, December 15. The numbers for fall 2018 continue to look incredibly strong, some of the highest we've seen this early in the . . . Read More