Jennifer Griffith

Organizational Behavior and Management
Phone: (603) 862-1624
Office: Management, Paul College Rm 255E, Durham, NH 03824

Jennifer Griffith, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics where she teaches undergraduate- and MBA-level courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. She earned her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, where, through a research assistantship at OU's Center for Applied Social Research, she developed a multi-faceted research portfolio.

Her interdisciplinary approach to research focuses on the role of social cognition (e.g., attributions, perceptions, and identity) in dynamic and complex problem solving in the workplace, frequently in leadership or team contexts. Her research lab, Modern Work Lab, recruits and mentors undergraduate students at UNH who are interested in translating this research stream into workplace solutions, including recommendations for selection and assessment systems, leadership development, and workplace training programs. As an extension of this research, she serves as a Faculty Fellow at UNH's Prevention Innovations Research Center where she is a research partner & consultant on issues related to social cognition & workplace factors (e.g., culture) relevant for the prediction and prevention of sexual harassment & assault in the workplace. Her research has been published in the Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior, among others.

Outside of her academic roles, she has served in numerous positions guiding, conducting, and implementing research-driven interventions, including as a project manager on grants and contracts funded through the National Science Foundation and a US defense contractor; as a senior research consultant for two state-level government agencies; and as an affiliate research partner on organizational and leadership development projects in the energy and technology sectors.


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Oklahoma
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Oklahoma

Research Interests

  • Applied Psychology
  • Cognition
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 575: Behavior in Organizations
  • ADMN 912: Managing Self & Leading Others
  • PAUL 695: Independent Study

Selected Publications

Griffith, J., & Medeiros, K. (2020). Gender (under)representation in the CIP Model: Reconsidering outstanding leadership through a gender lens. In S. Hunter, & J. Lovelace (Eds.), Routledge. Retrieved from

Griffith, J. A., Baur, J. E., & Buckley, M. R. (2019). Creating comprehensive leadership pipelines: Applying the real options approach to organizational leadership development. Human Resource Management Review, 29(3), 305-315. doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2018.07.001

Gibson, C., Koenig, N., Griffith, J., & Hardy, J. H. (2019). Selecting for retention: Understanding turnover prehire. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 12(3), 338-341. doi:10.1017/iop.2019.62

Medeiros, K., & Griffith, J. (2019). #Ustoo: How I-O psychologists can extend the conversation on sexual harassment and sexual assault through workplace training. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 12(01), 1-19. doi:10.1017/iop.2018.155

Medeiros, K. E., & Griffith, J. A. (2019). Double-Edged Scalpels: The Trials and Triumphs of Women Surgeons. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 9(3), 221-227. doi:10.1353/nib.2019.0057

Anderson, H. J., Baur, J. E., Griffith, J. A., & Buckley, M. R. (2017). What works for you may not work for (Gen)Me: Limitations of present leadership theories for the new generation. The Leadership Quarterly, 28(1), 245-260. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2016.08.001

Friedrich, T. L., Griffith, J. A., & Mumford, M. D. (2016). Collective leadership behaviors: Evaluating the leader, team network, and problem situation characteristics that influence their use. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(2), 312-333. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2016.02.004

Thiel, C. E., Connelly, S., & Griffith, J. A. (2012). Leadership and emotion management for complex tasks: Different emotions, different strategies. The Leadership Quarterly, 23(3), 517-533. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2011.12.005

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 & Behavior, 21(5), 380-403. doi:10.1080/10508422.2011.604295

Gooty, J., Connelly, S., Griffith, J., & Gupta, A. (2010). Leadership, affect and emotions: A state of the science review. The Leadership Quarterly, 21(6), 979-1004. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2010.10.005

Most Cited Publications