Jennifer Robin, PhD

Bradley University, Associate Dean of Graduate & Executive Programs

Jennifer Robin is Associate Dean of Graduate and Executive Programs in the Foster College of Business at Bradley University. She provides strategic leadership for all graduate degree and non-degree programs in the college, and serves as the academic director for the EMBA, MBA, and graduate certificate programs. A tenured professor in the Department of Management and Leadership, Jennifer teaches in in the areas of leadership, organizational culture, and strategic human resources management. She has coauthored three books – No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One (2013), The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters (2011) and A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World (2006). Her many research interests include how employees form productive bonds with their organizations, and the behaviors required by leaders to build trust in their organizations. Jennifer is also a Research Fellow and an Adjunct Consultant at Great Place to Work® Institute. A former Senior Consultant with the Institute, she led the Advisory Practice, helping senior leaders integrate their organization’s culture with its strategy and aligning efforts to be a great workplace. Jennifer has experience in diverse industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, biotechnology, information technology, and professional services. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee and undergraduate degrees in both Human Resource Management and Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also an affiliate of several professional organizations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the American Management Association, and the American Psychological Association. In her spare time, Jennifer can be found in airports and coffee shops if she is not swimming, biking and running.

  • Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee - PhD, I/O Psychology
  • University of Northern Iowa - BA, Psychology/HR Management



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