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Jennifer Herchakowski, M.Ed., CPS

  • Adjunct Professor

Department: Health and Physical Education

Office: Health Center Lot

Phone: 732-571-3443


In 2001, Jennifer began her career at Monmouth University as the first full time Substance Awareness Counselor and initiated student-led substance abuse prevention clubs as well as student support groups for those suffering with alcoholism in their family. She also led the first smoking cessation group on campus for Monmouth students.

Before she worked at Monmouth, Jennifer served schools and communities in low-income areas by teaching substance abuse prevention, providing counseling and referral services for families, and promoting healthy lifestyles through awareness and education various events.

Jennifer attended University of Delaware where she received a bachelor of science in Family and Community Services and West Chester University with a Master of Education in School Health. In addition, she continued her education at University of Medicine and Dentistry where she became a certified smoking cessation counselor and here at Monmouth where she received her Student Assistance Counselor Certification in 2015. She also holds a NJ certificate in elementary and health education and is a certified prevention specialist.

When Jennifer is not teaching, she is spending time with her husband, three young children, and 2 boxers. Fitness and nutrition are a huge part of her daily life and she strives to be a healthy role model for her children and community.


Master of Education in School Health, West Chester University

BS in Family and Community Services, University of Delaware


Recently Taught Classes

2024 Spring

  • Substance Use and Abuse – HE 260

2023 Fall

  • Substance Use and Abuse – HE 260

2022 Fall

  • Strategies for Healthy Living – HE 101

2022 Spring

  • Substance Use and Abuse – HE 260

2021 Fall

  • Substance Use and Abuse – HE 260

2021 Spring

  • Substance Use and Abuse – HE 260

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Substance Use and Abuse (HE 260)