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Jennifer Sapio

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Jennifer Sapio is an accomplished educator and administrator with extensive experience in both secondary and higher education settings. Currently serving as the Assistant Dean of Academics and Innovation at The Bay School of San Francisco, Dr. Sapio is committed to fostering an innovative, supportive, and inclusive academic environment. She has spearheaded numerous educational initiatives that emphasize critical thinking, equity, and the integration of technology in learning.

Dr. Sapio's leadership is characterized by a deep commitment to enhancing student and faculty engagement through curriculum development and community partnerships. Her approach combines rigorous academic standards with a strong focus on personal development and social justice, preparing students to be thoughtful and proactive members of society.


  • Nonfiction
  • Fabliaux
  • Information literacy

Research Areas

  • Gender theory
  • Manuscript studies
  • Medievalism


  • Chair of Fundraising & Scholarships, Barnard Club of Northern California
  • Dean of Academics & Innovation, Bay School of San Francisco
  • Alumnae Class President, Barnard College Class of 2006


  • New York University, MFA in Creative Writing, 2022
  • University of Texas, PhD in English, 2017
  • University of Texas, MA in English, 2012
  • Barnard College, BA in Medieval & Renaissance Studies, 2006

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Instruction in Rhetoric & Writing, University of Texas
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in Composition & Literary Studies, Austin Community College
  • Adjunct Professor in English, Philosophy & Humanities, College of Marin

Awards & Distinctions

  • Barry Lopez Prize for Nonfiction, 2022
  • New York University Office of Global Inclusion Anti-racist Microgrant, 2021
  • Medium's Top Writer in Education, 2020
  • Doug Draime Prize for Poetry, 2020

Selected Publications

  • "Memoir Map: An Autobiographical Cartography of Central Texas," Cutthroat Journal
  • "Laws of Primogeniture," The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
  • "Parravani and Me: An Exercise," Odes to Our Undoing Anthology