Jennica Webster

Jennica  Webster
Jennica WebsterMarquette University

Straz Hall, 232

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7339
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Management

Jennica Webster is the Co-Director of Marquette University’s Institute for Women’s Leadership and an Associate Professor in the Department of Management. Her research focuses on the types of workplace relationships, climates, and processes that impact the experiences, health and wellbeing of women and traditionally disadvantaged groups. This research has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Applied PsychologyHarvard Business ReviewHuman Resource Management, and Psychology of Women Quarterly, and recognized and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In addition to her scholarship, she has consulted on applied projects related to diversity climate, the implementation of diversity initiatives, and the evaluation of diversity initiatives on business outcomes.  


  • Ph.D, Central Michigan University, 2009
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2006
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University, 2004

Research Interests

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Gender and gender identity

Selected Publications

Thoroughgood, C., Sawyer, K., & Webster, J. R.  (in press). Because you’re worth the risks: Acts of oppositional courage as symbolic messages of relational value to transgender employees. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Webster, J. R. & Adams, G. A. (2020). The differential role of job demands in relation to nonwork domain outcomes based on the challenge-hindrance framework. Work and Stress, 34, 5-33.

Thoroughgood, C., Sawyer, K., & Webster, J. R. (March-April 2020). Creating a Trans inclusive workforce: How to make transgender employees feel valued at work. Harvard Business Review.

Thoroughgood, C., Sawyer, K., & Webster, J. R. (in press). Finding calm in the storm: A daily investigation of how trait mindfulness buffers against emotional exhaustion following perceived discrimination at work. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 

Webster, J. R., Adams, G. A., Maranto, C. L., & Beehr, T. A. (2018). “Dirty” workplace politics and well-being: The role of gender. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 42, 361-377.

Webster, J. R, Adams, G. A., Maranto, C. L., Sawyer, K., & Thoroughgood, C. (2018). Workplace contextual supports for LGBT employees: A review, meta-analysis, and agenda for future research. Human Resource Management, 57, 193-210.

Adams, G., & Webster, J. R. (2017). When leaders are not who they appear: The effects of leader disclosure of a concealable stigma on follower reactions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 649-664.

Grants & Fellowships

  • National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant, Moving Beyond Boundaries to Promote Inclusive Faculty Success ($1,000,000).
  • Faculty Fellow-Office of Institutional Research, Marquette University.
  • Faculty-In-Residence, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Marquette University.