School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 2861
Fax: (303) 315 - 2229
Bio: Jen Gartner is the Director of Grants & Contracts for the School of Public Affairs. She is trained as a government contracts attorney and has worked with military and government contractors for many years, first at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius in Washington, DC, and later at the Space Science Institute, a research non-profit and home to the Cassini Imaging Team, in Boulder. Jen has practiced before the US Court of Federal Claims, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the DC Superior Court. She has also worked for the US Sentencing Commission, where she advised judges and prepared teaching documents about the drug sentencing guidelines and briefed the Director of Legislative Affairs on congressional hearings regarding money laundering and drug trafficking.
Jen received her BA in Criminal Justice and Political Science from the University of Delaware in 1998 and her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she served as Senior Managing Editor of the Public Contract Law Journal and as Student Director for the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project. While working as an attorney in Washington, DC, she also obtained an MPA from Norwich University.
Jen has been an adjunct professor and lecturer for both the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs and Norwich University’s Office of Graduate Programs. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of public administration and criminal justice.