Jennifer Evans

Faculty Support; Positive Deviant University of Michigan



In her current position at Michigan Ross, Jennifer supports faculty. True to her positive deviant nature, she contributes beyond the boundaries of her role and brings the principles of positive organizational psychology to life. Jennifer has initiated a Mindfulness program, now in its third year, launched a series called “Third Place Events,” and developed a number of workshops based in the research of Ross scholars that she facilitates for staff both at Ross and across the U-M campus.

Jennifer is an educator who has managed programs and developed people throughout her varied career. On two college campuses, one as Academic Dean with DeVry University and one as Faculty Manager for Pima Medical Institute, she managed teachers, enhanced teaching, and improved student outcomes. While a trainer with The Joyce Institute, she developed ergonomics training programs for organizations nationwide and trained managers and staff who became healthier, happier, and more empowered. As a member of the academic team for the innovative Organizational Psychology Program in the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University, Jennifer contributed to program development and advised graduate students. While a special education teacher at Boyer Children’s Clinic, she customized education programs to support families and nurture the growth of young handicapped children.

Session: Positive Organizational Change from the Bottom-Up


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