Jennifer Robin

Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Programs

Baker Hall 108
(309) 677-4955
jrobin@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee
B.A., Management and Psychology, The University of Northern Iowa

Biography

Jennifer teaches in undergraduate, MBA, and executive programs in the areas of leadership, organizational culture, and strategic human resources management. She has coauthored three books; A Life in Balance: Finding Meaning in a Chaotic World, The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters and No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace Into A Great One. Her many research interests include the importance of values and stories to organizational culture, and psychological shifts in employee contact.

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 align their organization’s culture with its strategy and aligning efforts to be a great workplace. Jennifer has experience working in diverse industries such as biotechnology, information technology, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, and energy.

In her spare time, Jennifer can be found at great restaurants, on hiking trails, in airports, or writing in coffee shops. 

Teaching

Jennifer’s courses are theory based, but focus on the personal application of theory and each student’s potential as a leader and successful professional. She has won several teaching and advising awards, including Bradley University’s prestigious Caterpillar New Faculty Award for Teaching, Phi Chi Theta’s Outstanding Faculty Award, and Foster College of Business awards for Outstanding Advisor and Outstanding Organization Advisor.

Currently Teaching

  • M L 350 Managing for Results in Organizations
  • M L 615 Interpersonal Relations
  • EMBA Modules Including: Attracting and Developing Talent, Dealing with Problem People, and Leading Successful Change

Scholarship

ProfMinute: "A Great Workplace"

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Marcum, T., Perry, S., & Robin, J. (2013). How to Lower Costs and Get More Commitment from your Employees who Travel:  Tax and Managerial Implications of Employer Travel Reimbursement Policies. Journal of Legal Issues and Cases in Business, 2, 1-11. www.aabri.com/manuscripts/121122.pdf [Accepted: March 2012, Published: May 2013, Submitted: February 2012]

Weinzimmer, L.G., Robin, J., & Michael, E.J. (2012). The measurement of strategic orientation and its efficacy in predicting financial performance. Journal of Business Strategies, 29(2), 167-185. (Acceptance rate: 25%)

Academic/Professional Meeting Proceedings

Weinzimmer, L. G., Robin, J., Wheeler, A. R. (2014). Organizational Culture in a Strategic Management Context:Construct Definition and Measurement Issues. Academy of Management. [Published: 2014]

Pape, V. V., Robin, J. (2014). Teaching professionalism in the management classroom:  Challenges and approaches (pp. 8). 2014 Annual Conference Proceedings. http://southernmanagement.org/meetings/2014/proceedings/PaperID173.pdf [Accepted: June 2014, Published: November 2014, Submitted: April 2014]

Franczak, J., Robin, J. (2013). Longitudinal examination of organizational variables that mitigate or exacerbate collective trust during downsizing. 2013 Southern Management Association Annual Conference Proceedings. [Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2013]

Robin, J., Weinzimmer, L. G., Michel, E. (in press). The Case for Culture Strength as a Predictor of Performance.. New Orleans, LA: Southern Management Association Proceedings. [Accepted: July 2013]

Weinzimmer, L. G., Robin, J., Michel, E. (2011). Strategic Orientation, Market Orientation and Firm Performance:  Measurement and Validity. Southern Management Association. [Accepted: July 2011, Published: October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2011]

Weinzimmer, L. G., Michel, E., Robin, J. (2011). Strategic Orientation as a Cultural Attribute: Operationalization and Reliability. Southwest Academy of Management. [Published: March 2011]

Other Teaching Materials

Burchell, M., Robin, J. (2011). The Great Workplace: Building Trust and Inspiring Performance. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. [Published: March 2011]

Other Research and Presentations

Robin, J., Burchell, M. (2013). No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. mygreatworkplace.com [Published: September 2013]

Robin, J., Reames, N. (2011). Scale development of the Great Workplace Self Assessment. San Francisco, CA: Creating Trust, Pride, and Camaraderie in your Work Group: A Workshop for Managers. [Accepted: September 2010, Published: April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2011, Submitted: September 2010]

Robin, J. (2011). Good or great?  Create your own great place to work by building trust. Leadership Excellence, 28(2), 16. [Published: February 2011, Submitted: November 2010]

Robin, J. (2011). The Great Workplace. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass. [Published: January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2011, Expected Submission: March 2010]

Pape, V. V. (Presenter & Author), Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, "Teaching Professionalism in the Management Classroom:  Challenges and Approaches", SMA, Savannah, GA. (November, 2014).

Robin, J., Santa Clara University Leadership Forum, "No Excuses! How Any Leader Can Turn a Workplace Into a Great One.", Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. (October, 2014).

Robin, J., Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, "No Excuses! How Any Leader Can Turn a Workplace Into a Great One.", Society for Human Resource Management, Orlando, FL. (June, 2014).

Robin, J. (Presenter Only), The Leadership Challenge Forum, "No Excuses: How to Push Past Challenges – Real and Imagined", Wiley, New Orleans, LA. (June, 2014).

Robin, J., American Society for Training and Development International Conference and Exposition, "No Excuses: How to Push Past Challenges – Real and Imagined", Association for Talent Development, Washington, DC. (May, 2014).

Robin, J. (Presenter Only), Great Place to Work Institute Annual Conference, "No Excuses: How to Push Past Challenges – Real and Imagined", Great Place to Work Institute, New Orleans, LA. (April, 2014).

Robin, J., Illinois Cooperative Education and Internship Association Annual Conference, "Preparing Students for Collaboration: Stories from the Best Places to Work", Smith Career Center, Peoria, IL. (April, 2014).

Franczak, J. (Presenter & Author), Robin, J. (Author Only), Southern Management Association Annual Conference, "Longitudinal examination of organizational variables that mitigate or exacerbate collective trust during downsizing.", Southern Management Association, New Orleans, LA. (November, 2013).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Weinzimmer, L. G. (Author Only), Michel, E. (Author Only), Southern Management Association Annual Conference, "The Case for Culture Strength as a Predictor of Organizational Performance", Southern Management Association, New Orleans, LA. (November, 2013).

Robin, J., University of Dayton Center for Leadership and Executive Development, "“The Great Workplace:  Key Strategies for Creating a Great Place to Work.”", Dayton, OH. (November, 2013).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Illinois Manufacturing and Extension Center Board Meeting, "The Great Workplace", Bloomington, IL. (August, 2013).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Bradley University Leadership Summit, "No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Organization Into A Great One", Alumni Association, Peoria, IL. (June, 2013).

Robin, J. (Presenter Only), Great Place to Work Institute Annual Conference, "The Future of Culture and Organizations", Great Place to Work Institute, Los Angeles, CA. (April, 2013).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center, "The Great Workplace", Bloomington, IL. (February, 2013).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Heart of Illinois Society for Human Resource Management, "No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace Into a Great One", Peoria, IL. (December, 2012).

Esken, C. (Presenter & Author), Robin, J. (Author Only), Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, "The effects of gender diversity and fairness on firm performance.", Southern Management Association, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (November, 2012).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Central Illinois Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, "HR At the Table", Springfield, IL. (September, 2012).

Robin, J., Coca Cola Refreshments Leadership Series Broadcast, ""The Great Workplace"", Coca Cola Companies. (September, 2012).

Weinzimmer, L. G. (Presenter & Author), Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Wheeler, A. R. (Author Only), Halbesleben, J. (Author Only), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "A fine-grained approach to measure organizational culture in a strategic management context.", Academy of Management, Boston, MA. (August, 2012).

Robin, J., Leadership Development Colloquium, "“The Great Workplace”", NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. (June, 2012).

Robin, J., No Excuses: How Any Workplace Can Be a Great One, "“Lessons in Leadership”", Bradley University Executive Development Center. (June, 2012).

Robin, J., Central Illinois Women in Leadership Conference, "“Great Women Leaders in Great Workplaces: How They Build Trust and Drive Success.”", Central Illinois Women in Leadership, Peoria, IL. (May, 2012).

Robin, J., University of Dayton Center for Leadership and Executive Development, "“The Great Workplace:  Key Strategies for Creating a Great Place to Work.”", Dayton, OH. (May, 2012).

Robin, J., Bradley University Alumni Webcast, "“Your Great Workplace: Lessons from the Best!”", Bradley University Alumni Association. (April, 2012).

Robin, J., Great Place to Work® Institute Canada Annual Conference, "“The Great Workplace: Building Trust, Inspiring Performance, and Enlisting Change Champions.”", Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada. (April, 2012).

Robin, J., Richmond Society for Human Resource Management Meeting, "“The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, Why It Matters.", Richmond Society for Human Resource Management, Richmond, VA. (March, 2012).

Robin, J., Human Resource Professionals Association Annual Conference, "“The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters.”", Human Resource Professionals Association, Toronto, ON, Canada. (February, 2012).

Robin, J., Human Resources Development Quarterly Webcast, "“Building the Great Workplace: The Role of Learning and Development.”", Human Resources Development Quarterly. (February, 2012).

Robin, J., Augustana Women in Leadership Symposium., "“Great Women Leaders in Great Workplaces: How They Build Trust and Drive Success.”", Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. (January, 2012).

Weinzimmer, L. G., Robin, J., Michel, E., Southern Management Association Annual Meeting, "Strategic Orientation, Market Orientation, and Firm Performance: Measurement and Validity", Southern Management Association, Savannah, GA. (November, 2011).

Marcum, T. M. (Presenter & Author), Perry, S. J. (Presenter & Author), Robin, J. (Author Only), Academic and Business Research Institute International Conference, "Tax and Managerial Implications of Employer Travel Reimbursement Policies:  How to Use Policies to Maximize Employee Productivity and Satisfaction", Academic and Business Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV. (October, 2011).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Burchell, M. (Presenter Only), Organizational Development Network Annual Conference, "The great workplace: Building trust and inspiring performance", Organizational Development Network, Baltimore, MD. (October, 2011).

Robin, J., Human Capital Institute Webcast, "“The Great Workplace: Building Trust and Inspiring Performance.”", Human Capital Institute. (September, 2011).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Weinzimmer, L. G. (Author Only), Michel, E. (Author Only), Erb, M. (Author Only), American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, "Systems-Level Measurement of HPWS: The Prediction of Employee Outcomes and Firm Performance", American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. (August, 2011).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Burchell, M. (Presenter & Author), Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, "The Great Workplace: How To Build It, How To Keep It And Why It Matters", Society for Human Resource Management, Las Vegas, NV. (June, 2011).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Burchell, M. (Presenter & Author), Great Place to Work Europe Conference, "The Perspective of a Great Leader", Great Place to Work Institute, United States. (May, 2011).

Robin, J., Taller de Majores Practicas, "The Perspective of a Great Leader", Great Place to Work Institute Peru, Lima, Peru. (April, 2011).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Burchell, M. (Presenter & Author), Great Place to Work Institute Conference, "Emerging Workplace Trends: How the Best Continue Raising the Bar", Great Place to Work Institute, Denver, CO. (March, 2011).

Robin, J. (Presenter & Author), Burchell, M. (Presenter & Author), Human Capital Summit, "Best Practices and Innovative Talent Management Strategies from Great Places to Work®: Lessons From FORTUNE’s 100 Best", Human Capital Institute, Atlanta, GA. (March, 2011).

Weinzimmer, L. G., Michel, E., Robin, J., Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Strategic Orientation as a Cultural Attribute: Operationalization and Reliability", Southwest Academy of Management, Houston, TX. (March, 2011).

Grants

Robin, J., "Teaching and Learning Excellence Programs Conference Award," Sponsored by Bradley University, Bradley University, $700.00. (November 2011).

Research Awards

  • "Caterpillar New Faculty Achievement Award for Research", Bradley University/Caterpillar, 2013
  • "Faculty Mentor Award", Office of Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, 2013

Practice in Field

Consulting

  • Jennifer Robin and Associates, Inc., 2012 - Present
  • Great Place to Work Institute Contract Consultant, 2009 - Present

Corporate and Organizational Board Memberships

  • Board Member, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Peoria Memorial Chapter, 2010 - Present
  • Board Member, Dress for Success Peoria Chapter, 2014
  • Board of Advisors of a Company, Thrive Capital Partners, 2013

Conferences

  • Conference Attendance, Southern Management Association Annual Conference, Southern Management Association, 2014
  • Conference Attendance, SHRM Annual Conference, Society for Human Resource Management, 2014
  • Conference Attendance, ATD Annual Conference, Association of Talent Development, 2014
  • Conference Attendance, GPTW Annual Conference, Great Place to Work Institute, 2014
  • Conference Attendance, Southern Management Association Annual Conference, Southern Management Association, 2013
  • Conference Attendance, GPTW Annual Conference, Great Place to Work Institute, 2013
  • Conference Attendance, Southern Management Association Annual Conference, Southern Management Association, 2012
  • Conference Attendance, Southern Management Association Annual Conference, Southern Management Association, 2011
  • Conference Attendance, Organizational Development Network Annual Conference, Organizational Development Network, 2011
  • Conference Attendance, American Psychological Association Annual Conference, American Psychological Association, 2011
  • Conference Attendance, Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference, Society for Human Resource Management, 2011
  • Conference Attendance, Human Capital Institute Human Capital Summit, Human Capital Institute, 2011

Service

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • American Psychological Association
  • Academy of Management