The Bryan Dean of the Miller College of Business
Jennifer (Jen) Bott is a faculty research fellow for the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. Her primary role at Ball State is her position as associate provost for learning initiatives. She is also a professor of management for the Miller College of Business. She has earned a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) certification and has her five-year tenure.
Bott attained her master’s and doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Akron in 2004. Her research interests include methodology and statistics, the intersection of new media and human resource management, and organizational and generational diversity.
She has 20 published articles in some of the best journals in her field, including Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Small Group Research, and the Journal of Business and Psychology. Her teaching evaluations consistently rank in the top five percent of her college. For the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006, she was the recipient of the Delta Sigma Pi Professor of the Year and the Extraordinary Year Award for the Miller College of Business in 2007. She was awarded Junior Faculty of the Year in 2009 and won an Innovation in Business Award for her immersive learning activities from the Mid-Continent Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Deans.