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A. Jane Birch

Assistant Director
Faculty Center Administrators

Office Location: 3770 E HBLL


  • Ph.D., Instructional Science, Brigham Young University, 1994
  • B.A., History (Chinese minor), Brigham Young University, 1986

Professional Activities:
Jane joined the Faculty Center in 1996. Among her primary initiatives, she developed the BYU Faculty Development Series, now know as the New Faculty Series, BYU's premiere faculty development program for new faculty.

Prior to joining the Faculty Center, Jane served as Assistant to the Director of the Center for the Study of Values in Organizations and as a consultant to the Dean's Office of Fine Arts and Communications. She has also served as Assistant to Associate Academic Vice President Alan Wilkins. In these capacities, Jane's work centered on helping BYU faculty members combine strong religious faith with rigorous academic discipline. In her work at the Faculty Center, Jane continues to develop ways to help faculty build upon the unique mission of BYU and effectively bring together the gospel of Jesus Christ and the academic mission of the university.

Other Interesting Facts

Jane is devoted to her family and friends and loves BYU, education, and the gospel. She is passionate about the Word of Wisdom and whole food, plant-based eating and is the author of the book Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Surprising Insights from a Whole Food, Plant-based Perspective.

Jane administers programs for…

  • Faith & Learning
  • Central administration research initiatives