Jennifer Palthe

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Jennifer Palthe
Professor of Management
(269) 387-5798
3220 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5429
Mailing address: 
Department of Management
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429 USA
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
Teaching interests: 
  • Managing change
  • Leading people and organizations
  • International human resource management
  • International and multinational management
Research interests: 
  • Change management and global human resource management
  • Social sustainability in business education
  • Cross-cultural diversity management

Dr. Jennifer Palthe is a professor of management at Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business.

Palthe is a Western Michigan University Distinguished Teaching Award recipient, and a Haworth College of Business Faculty Service Award recipient. She was nominated by WMU for the Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year Award.

Prior to commencing her doctoral studies at Michigan State University, she was senior change management consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Palthe has consulting experience in retailing, manufacturing, finance, aviation and oil and gas industries in Europe, Africa and the United States.

Her research has been published in the following journals:

  • California Management Review
  • Competitiveness Review
  • Consulting Psychology Journal
  • Forum on Public Policy
  • Health Care Manager
  • International Journal of Intercultural Relations
  • Journal of Academic Perspectives
  • Journal of Asia Business Studies
  • Journal of Diversity Management
  • Journal of Education for Business
  • Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • Management and Organizational Studies