Jessica Kennedy

University Vanderbilt University
Department Management

Research details

An award-winning researcher and teacher, Jessica Kennedy studies hierarchies and gender in work organizations. Her research has been covered by news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Businessweek, Fast Company, New York Magazine, and Time. She teaches the core Leading Teams and Organizations course and an elective on Negotiation for the MBA program. In 2018, Kennedy was named one of the Best 40 Under 40 Professors by Poets and Quants, she received the Academy of Management's Award for Best Practitioner-oriented Paper in the OB division, and she received the Chancellor's Award for Diversity and Inclusion Research. She also won the 2018 Dean's Teaching Award at Owen. Currently, she is a Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Dean's Faculty Fellow. Previously, she received the Best Article Award from Business Ethics Quarterly (2016), the Research Productivity Award at Owen (2017), and won the INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Competition (2011). Kennedy serves on the Editorial Board of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.