The Bryan Dean of the Miller College of Business
Jennifer P. Bott is the Bryan Dean of the Miller College of Business. She is also professor of management and has earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
In her brief tenure as dean, she has strengthened the college’s relationships with alumni and the business community, overseen the development of its two new centers, and led a successful capital campaign to name the Department of Accounting.
She is leading college-wide efforts to create a culture of opportunity, enhance support for student learning and engagement and further strengthen Miller College’s signature programs. Dean Bott currently serves on the university’s Strategic Planning Leadership Team and oversees the university’s Launch Indiana business and community development projects and funding. Active in the community, she has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards of directors.
Prior to becoming dean of Miller College, she led administrative, student, faculty and research services for online and blended education as Associate Provost for Learning Initiatives. She served as an American Council on Education Fellow in 2013-14 and is a Certified University Planner. Her administrative service for the university began in Miller College where she served as executive director of the Master of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate Programs.
Dr. 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 more than 25 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 ranked 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.