B.A., Western Michigan University
M.L.I.S., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Oregon
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Business Administration: Assistant Professor
Having earned degrees in anthropology and creative writing before pursuing a career in libraries, Jennifer Irwin, Ph.D., brings a broad perspective to management studies. She teaches a variety of courses related to organizing and strategy development, including topics such as global business, strategic management and small business management, as well as business writing. Prior to Lycoming, she taught at Louisiana State University.
Her research examines how the processes of developing, maintaining and changing group identity and culture influences how organizations and professions evolve over time. She has conducted this research in contexts as varied as the U.S. motorhome industry and the field of librarianship. Her research is both qualitative and longitudinal, taking an historical, process perspective to better examine changes over time and how those changes compound. She has published in Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science and Ethics in Entrepreneurship, as well as presented papers at numerous academic conferences.
Irwin’s non-academic interests include playing folk music, reading science fiction and fantasy, making 3D art, storytelling, practicing tai chi and hiking.