At the University of Illinois, we are dedicated to knowledge generation and dissemination that serves to improve the well-being and quality of life for military Service Members, Veterans, and their families. We believe in the union of theory and praxis; the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education provides direct services for military-connected students and now we are working diligently to develop a robust research component to compliment and expand our reach.
Jeni Hunniecutt is our new Visiting Research Specialist, working between the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education and the Center on Health, Aging, and Disability within the College of Applied Health Sciences. She is working to develop a Military/Veteran-centered interdisciplinary research mission, infrastructure, and network of collaborators consisting of UI faculty and researchers + military Service Members, Veterans, and military family members + community partners at local, state, and national levels.
If you are interested in belonging to and participating in this network, please let us know by completing the Military/Veteran Research Interest form.
More about Jeni:
With a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Denver, Jeni centers her research goals on improving the well-being and quality of life for Military Service Members, Veterans, and their families. Jeni served from 2008-2014 in the Virginia Army National Guard and since separating, has found a way to continue her service through her community-driven work. Jeni served as Outreach Specialist for the Sturm Specialty in Military Psychology at the University of Denver, has served as affiliate faculty in institutions in Colorado, Virginia, and Tennessee, and has presented numerous research projects at interdisciplinary national and international conferences.