Jennifer Parlamis

Jennifer Parlamis

Associate Professor

Department Chair • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-2130 Malloy Hall, Room 307


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, Professor 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 employs the latest scholarly research to help students acquire skills and increase their awareness of effective interaction in business settings. Professor Parlamis' 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, Professor Parlamis enjoys traveling, playing tennis, hiking on Mt. Tam, and spending time with her husband and three kids.

Former Program Director, Organization Development
PhD, Social and Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2001
The Moscow Institute of Social and Political Studies, Moscow Russian Language Certificate, Moscow, Russia, 1994
BA, Psychology and Fine Arts (Magna Cum Laude), Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1993
conflict resolution
organization dynamics
effective interaction in business settings
Selected Publications

"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