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My name is Dr. Jennifer Wenson and I am a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership. I teach six different courses in the undergraduate and graduate program focusing on instruction/facilitation in team building, leadership, organizational development and behavior. I have taught at OU since 2008. I have been a practicing human resource development consultant specializing in leadership competencies for over twenty years. I focus mainly in manufacturing and work with supervisors and team leads to strengthen how they communication, motivate and deal with crucial conversations.

Classes Taught

  • Organizational Behavior HRD401
  • Groups and Team HRD363
  • Career Planning HRD364
  • Instructional Design HRD310

Professional Interests

My professional interests involve leadership competencies in manufacturing, specializing in the Lean Philosophy. I instruct leadership courses in conjunction with Lean programs. As the Lean concepts are taught, I facilitate leadership skills to aid in the success of the Lean journey.


I serve the OU community by being a Mentor in the Honors College and for the Honors Society. I am frequently asked to speak at HRD Society Graduate/Undergraduate events.

Department of Organizational Leadership

Pawley Hall, Room 480B
456 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2730

Educational Leadership
Pawley Hall, Room 480D
(248) 370-3070
fax: (248) 370-4605

Human Resource Development
Pawley Hall, Room 475E
(248) 370-4109
fax: (248) 370-4095