MBA — Organization, Leadership, and Communication — Business Administration — Executive MBA — Organization Development
Jennifer  Parlamis

Jennifer Parlamis

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Jennifer Parlamis's academic career has centered on pioneering social-psychological research in the areas of negotiation, conflict resolution,communication, and organization dynamics. Specifically, Prof. Parlamis studies the impact of technology on negotiation outcomes and the role of anger and incompetency emotions in negotiation and conflict contexts. In addition, she has written on ageism in organizations as well as negotiation pedagogy. Professor Parlamis is the Organizational Development Program Director.

Professor Parlamis employs the latest scholarly research to help students acquire skills and increase their awareness of effective interaction in business settings. Prof. Parlamis's classes often require real-world projects in for-profit as well as non-profit organizations in the Bay Area. She hopes that this applied experience will encourage students to become more deeply connected to the subject matter and more prepared to make the shift from student to leader in their organization.

In addition to teaching and conducting research, Prof. Parlamis enjoys traveling, playing tennis, hiking on Mt. Tam, and spending time with her husband and three kids.


Ph.D., Social and Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2001
The Moscow Institute of Social and Political Studies, Moscow Russian Language Certificate, Moscow, Russia, 1994
B.A., Psychology and Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1993

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.

The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

"Venting as Emotion Regulation: The influence of venting responses and respondent identity on anger and emotional tone," International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 77-96, 2012

"How Will We Work Together? Synthesizing a Cross-Cultural Collaboration Grid from the Dual Concern Model and Accumulation Framework," IACM 25th Annual International Conference proceedings, 2012 (with Kevin Lo)

"Letting Off Steam or Just Steaming? The Influence of Venting Target and Offender Status on Venting," The International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 260-280, 2010 (with K. Allred and C.J. Block)

"Age and Ageism in Organizations: A Consideration of National Culture," Handbook of Workplace Diversity, edited by A.M. Konrad, P. Prasad & J.K. Pringle, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2006

Jennifer Parlamis, University of San Francisco School of Management