Faculty and Staff
Jennifer A. Griffith
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location:
Department: School of Business  
Office Hours: Mon: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Fri: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
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Personal Webpage: http://ou.academia.edu/JenniferGriff...  
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I am available by email anytime. Designated office hours are via Skype. Please email or review your course syllabus for Skype contact info.
Education
PhD: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Minor in Quantitative Methods
University of Oklahoma, 2011-2013

MS: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
University of Oklahoma, 2008-2011

Background
Biography
Dr. Griffith is an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business at Alfred University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, organizational behavior, and human resource management. She also works in concert with the Women and Gender Studies department teaching a course in gender equality and diversity in organizations. Her multi-disciplinary work in leadership, emotion, creativity and innovation, and communication applies evidence-based approaches to organizational behavior and human resource issues. Dr. Griffith's research has been published in the Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, European Journal of Work and Psychology, Creativity Research Journal, and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, among others.

Prior to joining Alfred, Dr. Griffith spent time in private and public industry. She has served in numerous leadership positions, including project management positions for externally funded grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Defense. She also served as project manager and behavioral health specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Previous to graduate study, she served as an assistant manager for a local chain of college textbook stores whose parent company serves over 1.5 millions students nationally. She has also worked in conjunction with external organizations in a number of capacities, including as a subject matter expert for Prometric, an educational testing and evaluation organization, a job analysis consultant for a small business in the Norman, OK area, and a research partner working on leadership development and career aspirations with a talent management specialist at a Fortune 500 company.

For more information on Dr. Griffith’s research or to apply as a research assistant, please email her at Griffith@alfred.edu.

Classes Taught
Undergraduate:
Art of Leadership, Psychology of Leadership, Research Methods, Introductory Statistics, Building and Maintaining Effective Teams, Management and Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Gender Issues in Organizations

MBA:
Leadership Dynamics, Modern Issues in Human Resource Management


Current Research
Dr. Griffith's current research focuses on leadership, emotions, creativity, workforce diversity, and communication, and working to apply those topics to the workplace vis-à-vis selection, assessment, and training. She has also worked extensively in online communities and computer-mediated communication, particularly in the area of ideological groups and messages.

Selected working papers
Griffith, J. A. Is ethicality rewarded? Examining leader and organizational ethicality in relation to consumer behavior, stockholder expectation, and firm reputation. Academy of Management Journal (Target).

Griffith, J. A., Thiel, C. E., & Mecca, J. "This is (kind of) an outrage":Gender differences in leader emotion management and communication. Leadership Quarterly(Target).

Griffith, J. A., & Johnson, G. Getting to the top: Exploring the reciprocal impacts of confidence and networks on leadership aspiration. Leadership Quarterly (Target).

Griffith, J. A., & Davis, J. D. Integrating affect into organizational conflict: Matching emotions to resolution strategies. Academy of Management Review (Target).


Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Institute of Business and Applied Management (IBAM)


Awards, Grants, and Fellowships
  • 2013:Outstanding RA & TA Finalist
  • 2013: Pi Kappa Phi
  • 2013: Graduate Teaching Fellowship
  • 2011: Gamma Beta Phi
  • 2008-2013:Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantship


Selected Publications

Griffith, J. A., Zeni, T. A., & Johnson, G. (in press). Utilizing emotions for ethical decision making in leadership. In T. Issa & R. Wolf (Eds.), Advances in business strategy and competitive advantage: International business ethics and growth opportunities.

Thiel, C. E., Griffith, J. A., & Connelly, S. (in press). Leader-follower interpersonal emotion management: Managing stress by person-focused and emotion-focused emotion management. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Thiel, C. E., Hill, J., Griffith, J. A., & Connelly, S. (2014). Political tactics as affective events: Implications for individual perception and attitude. European Journal of Work and Psychology, 23(3), 419-434.

Hughes, M. G., Griffith, J. A., Zeni, T. A., Arsenault, M. L., Cooper, O. D., Johnson, G., Hardy, J. H., Connelly, S., & Mumford, M. D. (2013). Discrediting an ideological leader in a message board forum: The effects of social support and attacks on expertise and trustworthiness. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 325-341.

Barrett, J. D., Vessey, W. B., Griffith, J. A., Mracek, D., & Mumford, M. D. (2014). Predicting scientific creativity: The role of adversity, collaboration, and work strategies. Creativity Research Journal, 26(1), 39-52.

Griffith, J. A., Connelly, S., & Thiel, C. E. (2014). Emotion regulation and intragroup conflict: When more distracted minds prevail. International Journal of Conflict Management, 25(2).

Thiel, C. E., Connelly, S., & Griffith, J. A. (2012). Leadership and emotion management for complex tasks: Different emotions, different strategies. Leadership Quarterly, 23(3), 517-533.

Griffith, J. A., Connelly, S., & Thiel, C. E. (2011). Leader deception influences on leader-member exchange and subordinate organizational commitment. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 18, 508-521.

Thiel, C. E., Connelly, S., & Griffith, J. A. (2011). The influence of anger on ethical decision-making: Comparison of a primary and secondary appraisal. Ethics and Behavior, 21(5), 380-403.

Gooty, J., Connelly, S., Griffith, J. A., & Gupta, A. (2010). Leadership, affect, and emotions: A state of the science review. Leadership Quarterly, 21(6), 979-1004.


Presentations

Griffith, J. A., Connelly, S., Thiel, C. E., & Johnson, G. (August 2014). How outstanding leaders lead with affect: Examining charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leaders. Presented during the division session Making sense of leadership theories: Pruning, refining, and extending. Paper presented to the 74th annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia, PA.

Johnson, G., Griffith, J. A., Buckley, M. (May 2014). A new model of impression management: Emotions in the "black box" of organizational persuasion. Poster presented at the 26th annual conference of the Associate for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Friedrich, T. L., Griffith, J. A., & Mumford, M. D. (April 2014). Network characteristics and leader use of collective influence tactics. Poster presented at the 29th annual meeting for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Honolulu, HA.

Connelly, S. Dunbar, N., Jensen, M., Griffith, J. A., Taylor, W., Johnson, G., Hughes, M., & Mumford, M. D. (May 2013). Social categorization, moral disengagement, and credibility of ideological group websites. Paper submitted to the 25th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Washington, D. C.

Barrett, J., Vessey, B., Griffith, J. A, Mracek, D., Johnson, G., Peterson, D., & Mumford, M. D. (April 2013). Eureka! How adversity, collaborations, and work strategies influence scientific creativity. Not Just Another Brick in the Wall: Fostering Disruptive Innovation. Poster at 28th the annual meeting for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Houston, TX* * Participation in interactive poster sessions is by invitation only.

Johnson, G., Griffith, J.A. , & Connelly, S. ( April 2013). Negative emotions in failure feedback: When feeing bad is good. Poster at the 28th annual meeting for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Houston, TX.

Thiel, C. E., Connelly, S., & Griffith, J. A. (April 2013). When bossy is better: Leader-facilitated emotion management and job stress. Poster at the 28th annual meeting for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Houston, TX.

Dunbar, N., Connelly, S., Jensen, M. Adame, B., Rozzell, B., Griffith, J. A., & O’Hair, H. D. (June 2013). A comparison of the persuasive tactics in the websites of violent, ideological, and non-ideological groups. Paper presented at the annual conference for the International Communication Association. London, England.

Griffith, J. A., Connelly, S., Thiel, C. E., & Johnson, G. (May 2012). Emotion regulation in groups: How leader-facilitated emotion regulation strategies combat conflict. Poster presented at the University of Oklahoma Psychology Department Graduate and Undergraduate Research Fair. Norman, Ok.

Thiel, C. E., Connelly, S., & Griffith, J. A. (March 2012). Anger and ethical decision-making: An examination of primary and secondary appraisals. Paper presented at the Sixth ORI Research Integrity Conference, Washington, D. C.

Griffith, J. A. (May 2012). When you smile, the whole world smiles with you: How outstanding leaders use emotion to communicate and influence others. Poster presented at the University of Oklahoma Psychology Department Graduate and Undergraduate Research Fair. Norman, Ok.

Griffith, J. A., Connelly, S., Thiel, C. E., & Johnson, G., (April 2012). Emotion regulation and intragroup conflict: When more distracted minds prevail. Can't We all Get Along? Interactive poster presented at the 27th annual meeting for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. San Diego, CA.* * Participation in interactive poster sessions is by invitation only.

Thiel, C. E., Connelly, S., Griffith, J. A., Bagdasarov, Z., & Johnson, J. J. (April 2011). The influence of primary and secondary anger appraisals on ethical decision-making. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Chicago, IL.

Griffith, J. A., Connelly, S., & Hill, J. (April 2010). Leader deception influences on leader-member exchange and subordinate organizational commitment. Poster presented at the 25th annual meeting for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Atlanta, GA.



Activities
Reading, writing, socioeconomic issues and volunteering, social media and online communities, gardening, cooking and baking, binge watching TV shows late at night, and spending time with family and friends