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Ms. Jennifer "Jen" Harper

Research Director
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
1617 Missouri Blvd
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 573-526-3636


  • Ms. Jennifer (Jen) Harper has worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation for 16 years. She has worked in the Bridge Design Division, Organizational Results Division, and currently works in the Construction and Materials Division as the research director. As the research director, she works with MoDOT’s Senior Management Team to identify research opportunities that can help the Department provide services more efficiently and effectively. Ms. Harper is also the MoDOT coordinator for the Federal Highway Every Day Counts program. Prior to MoDOT, Ms. Harper worked for an engineering consulting firm in Kansas City, Missouri designing office buildings, schools, and parking garages. She is a graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a licensed Professional Engineer and a certified Project Manager.