Santa Clara University

Peter L. Jennings

Assistant Professor of Management

peter.jennings.bioPete Jennings joined the Leavey School of Business in the Fall of 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Management.

Professor Jennings is a scholar with significant business and military leadership experience who brings a strong practical orientation to his research and teaching.  His scholarly interests include the psychology of character and its significance to the practice of leadership. He is also interested in professional ethics and the moral education and development of leaders. His work has appeared in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Dynamics, Organizational Psychology Review, Military Psychology, and forthcoming articles in the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He currently serves on the editorial board for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes as well as the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Prior to joining the Leavey School of Business, Professor Jennings served as the Research Director for the U.S. Army Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) located at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. In this position, he conducted significant field research in support of a Department of the Army level strategic initiative to develop official concepts and doctrine for its professional ethic and character-based leader development model.

Professor Jennings’ prior professional experience includes management positions at IBM, management consulting at Price Waterhouse, as well as prior military service as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has taught various undergraduate, graduate and executive level courses in management and leadership, as well as professional leader development courses for the military.

Professor Jennings earned his B.S. in Economics from Miami University; his MBA with a specialty in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University; and his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Arizona State University.

September 2013



Phone: 408-554-5463


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