Jennifer Mueller

Jennifer Mueller
Phone: (619) 260-4861
Office: Olin Hall 114

Associate Professor of Management

  • PhD, Brandeis University, Developmental and Social Psychology

Jennifer Mueller is an associate professor of management in the University of San Diego School of Business, where she teaches organizational behavior and leadership classes at both the undergraduate and MBA levels. Mueller’s research examines the costs and benefits of collaboration in teams, as well as the biases people have against creative ideas and creative people. She has published several articles in top management journals including: Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Psychological Science. She is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Psychology as well as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She has held positions at several business schools including Yale School of Management and the Stern School of Business at NYU, and she was an assistant professor at the Wharton School for seven years before joining the USD faculty in 2012. 

Professional Experience

Associate Editor, Academy of Management Discoveries

Selected Publications

  • Mueller, J. (2017) Creative Change: Why we resist it...how to embrace it, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Shelby Rosette, A., Mueller, J., Lebel, D. (2015) Why men do not ask for directions: Help seeking and perceptions of leadership competence, Leadership Quarterly, 26, 749-762.
  • Mueller, J., Wakslak, C., Krishnan, V. (2014) Construing Creativity: The how and why of recognizing creative ideas, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Mueller, J. (2014) Managers Reject Ideas Customers Want, Harvard Business Review, July 0.
  • Melwani, S., Mueller, J., Overbeck, J. (2012) Looking down: The influence of contempt and compassion on leadership perceptions, Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(6), 1171-1185.

News

Wisconsin Public Radio, "Americans Love Creativity, But Resist It," April 21, 2017

Inc.com, "5 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Creative," March 28, 2017

Wall Street Journal, Leaders Say They Want More Creativity. But They Really Don't, September 18, 2016