Jennifer Scott Mobley is an award-winning educator, researcher, and career strategist. She is committed to helping people and organizations foster thriving workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and impact. Informed by more than a decade as a higher education leader, she creates a compelling case for people and organizations to embrace the opportunity that strengths development brings along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more humane organizations.
Jennifer has been advocate for strengths for more than 15 years, and she is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Over the years, she has used her Strategic and Connectedness talents to hone her strengths and help others discover and make the most of their natural talents. Her unique perspective on strengths developed out of her broad range of work experience, ranging from a project manager for a regional humanities center of the National Endowment for the Humanities to an associate director of a career services office. After receiving her Ph.D. from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, Jennifer returned to her undergraduate alma mater Grove City College to serve students in a variety of leadership roles including chair of the Department of Communication & Visual Arts. Currently, she serves as assistant dean of service learning and professor of communication studies.
Jennifer’s teaching, research, and consulting focus on the nexus between organizational communication and community engagement, and her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Christian Higher Education, and Communication Studies, among others. She is passionate about equipping people to pursue their calling and currently serves as the director of a program development grant from the Network of Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE). Jennifer is recognized as an expert in organizational communication and community engagement, and she is an editorial board member for Management Communication Quarterly, Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Community Engagement, and the International Journal of Business Communication.