Jennifer Eury

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
Department: Management and Organization
Office: 434 Business Building
Phone: 814-867-5106
Fax: 814-865-7064
Member of Faculty Since: 2014


Jennifer Eury is a clinical assistant professor of management and organization at the Smeal College of Business, and an affiliate faculty member in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. She is responsible for the development and teaching of the core management course in the Smeal College Business Fundamentals Certificate program. In addition to her involvement with the Business Certificate core management course, she is responsible for a combination of graduate and undergraduate teaching and service activities on behalf of the Management & Organization Department. She teaches courses in management and organization, business ethics, and leadership and change in organizations. She is also the faculty advisor to the Professional Management Association (PMA) student organization. 

Prior to joining the Smeal faculty on a full-time basis, Jennifer served as Smeal’s honor and integrity director and an instructor in management and organization from January 2014 to June 2017. She was responsible for the college's honor and integrity initiatives, including marketing and communications, training and orientation, and policy execution and implementation. Jennifer also served as Smeal’s director of alumni relations from June 2008 to December 2013, where she was responsible for engaging the college’s alumni community, now more than 75,000 members strong, and serving on the Advisory Council for the Association of Business Schools Alumni Professionals (2012-2013). 

Currently, Jennifer serves on the Advisory Council for Continued Excellence in Penn State’s Office of Ethics & Compliance. Furthermore, she serves on the steering committee for the Partners in Business Ethics Symposium, an initiative designed for a wide-range of business schools and companies, promoting business ethics in academia and corporate America. Through the symposium, corporate leaders, business school deans, and thought leaders in business ethics, share ideas, challenges, and best practices in preparing young professionals to lead with integrity in today’s workplace. Jennifer is also a past chair and founding member of the Women of Smeal Initiative's Steering Committee, a group that aims to extend college-wide awareness of events and activities and create new opportunities that promote and develop women as leaders. 

In addition to her service activities, Jennifer is interested in studying individuals’ responses to identity threat, and specifically the interplay of the past, present, and future, as well as emotion, cognition (identification), and behavior. She is also interested in studying organizational culture, and specifically the ethical underpinnings in place to foster integrity and ethical behavior. She has presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management on a number of occasions.

Jennifer received her Ph.D. in higher education, master of science in business administration, master of education in higher education, and bachelor of arts in advertising-public relations, all from Penn State. 

She and her husband Clint and their son Christian reside in State College, Pennsylvania.

Current Research

Jennifer's research interests include individuals’ and organizations’ responses to identity threat, and organizational culture, specifically how culture can foster integrity and ethical behavior.


Organizational culture, Academic integrity, Higher education, Public relations

Publication List

Jennifer L. Eury, Glen E. Kreiner, Linda Klebe Trevino, and Dennis A. Gioia, "The Past is Not Dead: Legacy Identification and Alumni Ambivalence in the Wake of the Sandusky Scandal at Penn State", Academy of Management Journal, Forthcoming,

Jennifer L. Eury, "Preparing Business Students to Speak Up", BizEd, 06/23/2017,, Online.

Kimberly A. Griffin, Jennifer L. Eury and Meghan E. Gaffney, with Travis York, Jessica Bennett, Emil Cunningham, Autumn Griffin, "Digging Deeper: Exploring the Relationship Between Mentoring, Developmental Interactions, and Student Agency", New Directions for Higher Education, 09/03/2015, 2015, pp. 13-22.


Ph.D., Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014

M.S., Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014

M.Ed., Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007

B.A., Advertising-Public Relations, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005


BA 304, Management and Organization

MGMT 355, Leadership and Change in Organizations

BA 504, The Responsibilities of Business Leaders