Dr. Jen Bacon is a professor of English and former chair of the Department of English. Most recently, she served the institution as Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, where she directed the WCU programming at the Philadelphia campus, provided data tools for tracking faculty hiring and workloads for the Provost, and acted as the Provost’s designee for decisions related to undergraduate academic policy, including issues related to academic standing, academic integrity violations, and grade appeals. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Budget Review Committee, and chairs the Women's Leadership Event Series. During her 17 years at West Chester, she has also served as Director of Women's and Gender Studies, as Director of the university's writing center, and as a member of both local and state-wide APSCUF Executive Committees. She is a member of the LGBTQA Advocacy Committee, the Honor Code Committee, and the PASSHE Diversity Summit planning committee.