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Lloyd J. and Thelma W. Palmer Professor



  • Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

    Tippie College of Business

  • Palmer Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship


Jennifer D. Nahrgang is the Palmer Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa. Before her career in academia, Jennifer spent 5 years working as a financial analyst and financial services supervisor for ExxonMobil Corporation. At Tippie, she currently teaches Dynamics of Negotiation in the Executive MBA program as well as topics related to leadership and team development in Executive Education programs. Jennifer has worked with clients such as the Mayo Clinic, PayPal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MTD (Modern Tool and Die Company), Re-Bath, and numerous small businesses. Jennifer enjoys working with students, executives and organizations to help them discover more effective ways of developing their own leadership and the leadership talent within their organization.

In the area of research, Jennifer focuses on leadership processes and leadership development, team dynamics and effectiveness, employee voice and engagement, and the future world of work where she has published numerous articles in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Leadership Quarterly. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Prior to joining Tippie, she was a faculty member in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Jennifer currently serves as Associate Editor for Personnel Psychology as well as on numerous editorial review boards of top-tier journals in the field of management.


  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2009

Areas of Interest

  • Employee Engagement
  • Future World of Work
  • Leadership
  • Team Effectiveness

Editorial & Review Activities

  • Personnel Psychology, Associate Editor, January 2022 - December 2022.