Curtis LeBaron

Curtis LeBaron

Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership & Strategy,
Organizational Leadership and Strategy, Department of
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Office: 590 TNRB
Phone: (801) 422-6348
Email: lebaron@byu.edu

Biography:

Curtis LeBaron (Ph.D., the University of Texas at Austin, 1998) is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership & Strategy at Brigham Young University, where he teaches MBA and executive education courses on leadership, international human resources, and qualitative research methods. He has had faculty appointments at several universities, including the University of Colorado at Boulder (1998-2001); the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2007) where he taught doctoral courses on qualitative research methods; Oxford University (2008) where he conducted research on organizational strategy and practice; and the University of Sydney (2013) where he continued his research on materiality and embodiment in organizational activity. LeBaron conducts video-based research on human behavior within organizational settings, focusing on topics such as interaction and identity, knowledge and innovation, and organizational strategy activities and practices. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and chapters in leading academic outlets, as well as two edited books: Studies in Language and Social Interaction (Erlbaum) and Embodied Interaction: Language and body in the material world (Cambridge University Press). His research has been recognized by a variety of organizations, including the National Institute of Health (Bethesda), and the National Communication Association (LSI division). Examples of research funding include: the National Science Foundation (2002, 2004); a Warren Jones Fellowship (Marriott School of Management, 2005 to present); and an Erasmus Mundus Fellowship (European Union, 2010).

Education:

  • PhD, , University of Texas at Austin, 1998
  • MA, , University of Utah, 1993
  • BA, , Brigham Young University, 1989

Group Affiliations:

  • Leadership & Strategy - Secondary
  • Organizational Behavior - Primary
  • Organizational Leadership & Communication - Secondary

Selected Publications:

  • "Coordinating flexible performance during everyday work: An ethnomethodological study of handoff routines", Organization Science.    
  • "From the editors: AMD Commentaries", Academy of Management Discoveries, Edition 1, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 1-2, 2016.    
  • "Video methods in strategy research: Focusing on embodied cognition", Strategic Management Journal, Edition 1, Volume 37, Issue 1, Pages 133–148, 2016.    
  • "From the editors: Welcome to the Academy of Management Discoveries", Edition 1, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 1-4, 2015.    
  • "How gender creeps into talk", Contemporary studies in conversation analysis, Sage, Los Angeles, Paul Drew & John Heritage, 2013.    
  • "Handover Patterns: An observational study of critical care physicians", BMC Health Services Research, Edition 11, Volume 12, Issue 11, 2012.    
  • "Microethnography", The International Encyclopedia of Communication Blackwell, Cambridge, MA, D. Wolfgang, 2012.    
  • "The earlier the longer: Disproportionate time is spent on patients discussed early in attending physician handoffs", Archives of Internal Medicine, Edition 22, Volume 172, Issue 22, Pages 1762-1764, JAMA, 2012.    
  • "Embodied interaction: Language and body in the material world", Pages 600, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011.    
  • "Embodied interaction in the material world: An introduction", Embodied interaction: Language and body in the material world, Pages 26, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, J. Streeck, C. Goodwin, C. LeBaron, 2011.    
  • "Epistemic authority in employment interviews: Glancing, pointing, touching", Discourse & Communication, Edition 1, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 3-22, Sage, 2011.    
  • "Pursuing a response: Prodding recognition and expertise within a surgical team.", Embodied interaction: Language and body in the material world, Pages 16, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, J. Streeck, C. Goodwin, C. LeBaron, 2011.    
  • "“Can you see the cystic artery yet?” A simple matter of trust", Journal of Pragmatics, Edition 2, Volume 43, Issue 2, Pages 20, 2011.    
  • "Identity work during boundary moments: Managing positive identities through talk and embodied interaction", Exploring positive identities and organizations: Building a theoretical and research foundation., Pages 24, Routledge, New York, J. Dutton and L. Roberts, 2009.    
  • "Book Review. Joseph L. Badaracco Jr., Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature", Human Resource Management, Volume 42, Pages 335-337, Harvard Business School, Boston, 2009.    
  • "Microethnography", The International Encyclopedia of Communication, Blackwell, Cambridge, K. Tracy, 2008.    
  • ""What are We Missing?" Usability's Indexical Ground", Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Volume 17, Pages 63-85, 2008.    
  • "Arguing and thinking errors", Discursive Research in Practice: New approaches to psychology and interaction, Pages 18, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, A. Hepburn and S. Wiggins, 2007.    
  • "Formulating the Triangle of Doom", Gesture, Volume 7, Pages 97-118, John Benjamins, 2007.    
  • "Formulating the triangle of doom.", Handbook of patient-provider interactions: Raising and responding to concerns about health, illness, and disease., Pages 26, Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ, Wayne Beach, 2006.    
  • "Cultural identity among Mormons: A microethnographic study of Family Home Evening", From Generation to Generation: Maintaining Cultural Identity Over Time, Pages 25, Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, 2006.    
  • "Microethnography", The Sage dictionary of social research methods, Pages 3, Sage, Newbury Park, California, V. Jupp, 2006.    
  • "Multiple involvements within group interaction", Research on Language and Social Interaction, Volume 39, Pages 41-80, 2006.    
  • "The mystery of the missing referent: Objects, procedures, and the problem of the instruction follower", Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Pages 10, ACM, New York, S. Greenberg & G. Mark, 2006.    
  • "Considering the social and material surround: Toward microethnographic understandings of nonverbal behavior.", Volume The sourcebook of nonverbal measures: Going beyond words, Pages 13, Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ, Valerie Manusov, 2005.    
  • "Gesture and the transparency of understanding", Volume Studies in language and social interaction, Pages 15, Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ, Phillip Glenn, Curtis LeBaron, and Jenny Mandelbaum, 2003.    
  • "CD-ROM to accompany Cognition and Instruction, 20, 2", 2002.    
  • "Gesture and human understanding at work", Volume Action, Gesture, and Meaning, Pages 21, Kyoritu, Japan, S. Kita and S. Hiro, 2002.    
  • "Learner articulation as interactional achievement: Studying the conversation of gestures", Cognition and Instruction, Volume 20, Pages 249-282, 2002.    
  • "Technology does not exist independent of its use", Volume Computer Supported Collaborative Learning II, Pages 12, Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ, Rogers Hall, Timothy Koschmann, and N. Miyake, 2002.    
  • "Body disclosures", Journal of Communication, Volume 52, Pages 617-639, 2002.    
  • "CD-ROM to accompany Journal of Communication, 52, 3", 2002.    
  • "Closing up closings: Showing the relevance of the social and material surround to the completion of an interaction", Journal of Communication, Volume 52, Pages 542-565, 2002.    
  • "Research on the relationship between verbal and nonverbal communication: Emerging integrations", Journal of Communication, Volume 52, Pages 499-521, 2002.    
  • "Dissecting common ground: Examining an instance of reference repair", Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pages 516-521, 2001.    
  • "Gesture, knowledge, and the world", Volume Language and Gesture, Pages 20, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, David McNeill, 2000.    
  • "How gender creeps into talk", Research on Language and Social Interaction, Volume 31, Pages 59-74, 1998.    
  • "Space, surveillance, and interactional framing of participants’ experience during a police interrogation", Human Studies, Volume 20, Pages 1-25, 1997.    
  • "Looking for Verbal Deception in Clarence Thomas's Testimony", Looking for Verbal Deception in Clarence Thomas's Testimony, Volume The Lynching of Language: Gender, Politics, and Power in the Hill-Thomas Hearings, Pages 19, University of Illinois Press, Chicago, Sandra Ragan, Dianne Bystrom, Lynda Lee Kaid, Christina Beck, 1996.    

Experience:

    Other
    • Associate Professor, Brigham Young University 2004
    • Visiting Scholar, University of Sydney 2013 - 2013
    • Visiting Scholar, Said Business School, Oxford University 2008 - 2008
    • Visiting Associate Professor, Ross Business School, University of Michigan 2007 - 2007
    • Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University 2001 - 2004
    • Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder 1998 - 2001

Awards:

  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship , European Union, , 2010
  • Top Four Paper Award , National Communication Association (LSI Division) , 2007
  • Teacher of the Year , MBA students in Organizational Behavior & Human Resources , 2006
  • Outstanding Teaching Award , Marriott School , 2005
  • Warren Jones Fellowship , Marriott School , 2005
  • Research Grant -- Supplemental Extension , National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Research, Evaluation, and Communication , 2004
  • Top Publication in 5 Years , National Communication Association, Language and Social Interaction Division , 2002
  • SOAR Award (campus-wide, student-voted award for teaching excellence) , University of Colorado at Boulder , 2001
  • Teaching Grant , Student Computing Initiative, University of Colorado at Boulder , 2000
  • Dissertation of the Year , National Communication Association, Language and Social Interaction Division , 1999
  • Teacher of the Year , Delta Gamma, University of Colorado at Boulder , 1999
  • Teaching Grant , Student Computing Initiative, University of Colorado at Boulder , 1999
  • W. Gordon Whaley Fellowship , University of Texas at Austin , 1995
  • Academic Achievement Award , University of Texas at Austin , 1993
  • Honor Society , Phi Kappa Phi , 1990
  • Summa Cum Laude , Brigham Young University, College of Humanities , 1989
  • Valedictorian , Brigham Young University, College of Humanities , 1989

Languages:

  • Afrikaans

BYU Citizenship:

  • OBHR Graduate Curriculum Committee Committee/Council Chair January, 2016
  • OLS Teaching and Evaluation Committee Committee/Council Member January, 2016
  • Student Grievance Panel Committee/Council Member September, 2015
  • OLS Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee/Council Member January, 2015
  • MBA Operating Committee Other July, 2014
  • Marriott School of Management’s annual OBHR Conference and Alumni Reunion Committee/Council Member January, 2011
  • Faculty Search Committee Committee/Council Member December, 2010
  • Global Management Center Committee/Council Member 2009
  • MBA Core Faculty Committee Committee/Council Member 2001
  • Graduate Council Committee/Council Member 2009 - 2013
  • University Academic Review Committee Committee/Council Member 2009 - 2012

Professional Citizenship:

  • Academy of Management Discvoveries Editor, Associate Editor January, 2014
  • Organization Science Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2013
  • Strategic Management Journal Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2015 - December, 2015
  • British Journal of Management Editor, Associate Editor August, 2012 - February, 2015
  • Journal of Management Studies Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2014 - December, 2014
  • Organization Science Winter Conference Conference-Related Role November, 2013 - February, 2014
  • Academy of Management Officer (specify in Other) August, 2012 - August, 2013
  • Academy of Management Officer (specify in Other) August, 2012 - August, 2013
  • Journal of Management Inquiry Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2012 - December, 2012
  • Journal of Management Inquiry Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2012 - December, 2012
  • Journal of Pragmatics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2012 - December, 2012
  • Organization Studies Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2012 - December, 2012
  • Academy of Management Officer (specify in Other) August, 2011 - August, 2012
  • Journal of Management Inquiry Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2011 - December, 2011
  • Journal of Pragmatics Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2011 - December, 2011
  • Organization Studies Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2011 - December, 2011

Presentations:

  • Multimodality in human interaction and organizational activity - INSEAD - Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change (EMCCC) - 2016
  • Swimming upstream: Using video methods to study the origin and evolution of an innovative idea - INFORMS - Organization Science Winter Conference (OSWC) - 2016
  • Video-Based Research Methods - University of North Dakota - CARMA (Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis) - 2016
  • Video-Based Research Methods - University of Tel Aviv - Summer Workshop in Advanced Research Methods (SWARM) - 2016
  • Coordinating flexible performance during everyday work: An ethnomethodological study of handoff routines - Wharton School of Management - Research Presentation (Wharton) - 2015
  • Intersubjective understanding during varied performance of routines: A study of ICU physician handoffs - Huntsman School of Business UCSB - Research Presentation (University of California Santa Barbara) - 2015
  • Objects of attention: Material artifacts and strategic issues sustaining over time - Academy of Management - Academy of Management - 2015
  • Video Ethnography: Looking at the Human Body as a Neglected Form of Discourse within Organizational Settings - BYU Department of Anthropology - Research Presentation (BYU Anthropology Department) - 2015
  • Video ethnography: Multimodality in organizational behavior - Academy of Management - Academy of Management - 2015
  • Video ethnography: Regarding social interaction as a multimodal accomplishment - - Academy of Management - 2015
  • Bodies in process: Video-based studies of knowing of being through time and space - Academy of Management - Academy of Management - 2014
  • Flexible performance of routines: Saying as little as possible and as much as necessary - Organization Studies - Sixth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies - 2014
  • Multimodality in Organization Studies - HEC Montreal - Research presentation at HEC Montreal - 2014
  • Stories and lists in organizational routines - INFORMS - Organization Science Winter Conference - 2014
  • Stories and lists in organizational routines - - Knowledge and Action Conference (Laguna Beach) - 2014
  • Teaching and learning through doing and feeling routines - Organization Studies - Sixth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies - 2014
  • Co-authored accomplishment of a routine enacts variety while maintaining pattern. - - European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) - 2013
  • Exploring recurring pattern of action through handoffs - Ross Business School - Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS, University of Michigan) - 2013
  • Materiality in research on strategy activities and practices - - Academy of Management - 2013
  • Using CAQDAS to Code Video Files - - Academy of Management - 2013
  • “Routines as co-authored performances: Interdependent maintenance of routines through reinforcement and repair.” - University of Sydney Business School - Research presentation at University of Sydney Business School - 2013
  • Articulating artifacts: When documents become voices in consequential conversations - - Academy of Management - 2012
  • Know and working with things: The embodiment of expertise within organizations - University of Aalborg - Interdisciplinary AAU Workshop on Gesture and Communication - 2012
  • Maintaining an organizational routine: A video-based study of physician handovers - - Academy of Management - 2012
  • Maintaining an organizational routine: A video-based study of physician handovers - Organization Studies - Fourth International Symposium on Process Organization Studies - 2012
  • Multimodality in organizations: A video-based study of strategy work - University of Dauphine - Special Strategy as Practice Workshop - 2012
  • Negotiating conversational space in virtual meetings - Organization Studies - 7th Organization Studies Workshop - 2012
  • Sociomateriality and multimodality: Using video methods to study organizational practice - EGOS - 28th European Group for Organizational Studies, Helsinki, Finland - 2012
  • Strategizing as a process of articulation: How artifacts, discourses and activities mutually constitute strategy - EGOS - 28th European Group for Organizational Studies, Helsinki, Finland - 2012
  • Video Data Analysis - - Academy of Management - 2012
  • What is Your Campus Brand and How Do You Manage It? - Marriott School - BYU Recruiting Summit - 2012
  • Aesthetic Routines: Examining Communication and Leadership in Intra-group Coordination - - 27th European Group for Organizational Studies - 2011
  • Artifacts and Strategizing - HEC Montreal - Strategic Discourse Days - 2011
  • Face-to-Face Leadership: A Multimodal Consideration of Bodies at Work - University of Helsinki, Network for Higher Education and Innovation Research - Leadership in Practice - 2011
  • Senseshaping in Organizations: Multimodality, Mutuality and Mutability in Strategy Work - Center for Work, Technology and Stanford University, Department of Management Science and Engineering - Colloquium, Center for Work, Technology and Organization (WTO) - 2011
  • Senseshaping in Organizations: Multimodality in Strategy Work - - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - 2011
  • Senseshaping in Strategy: A Video Ethnography - Oxford University, Said Business School - Annual Conference on Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and International Business - 2011
  • Strategy Communication And Take Up In Practice: A Multi-Modal Perspective - - Third International Symposium on Process Organization Studies - 2011