Brad Owens

Brad Owens

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Office: 774 TNRB
Phone: (801) 473-6547


Brad Owens (PhD, University of Washington) is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and Public Administration Review. Under the general umbrella of Positive Organizational Scholarship, his research focuses on the impact of leader humility on individuals and teams, ethical leadership, and relational energy. Brad's teaching interests include business ethics, organizational behavior, and research methodology.


  • Post-Doc, Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, University of Michigan, 2011
  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, University of Washington, 2009
  • MOB, Organizational Behavior, University of Washington, 2007
  • MPA, Public Administration, Brigham Young University, 2004
  • B.S., Human Development, Brigham Young University, 2002

Group Affiliations

  • Academy of Management 2004

Selected Publications


  • Templeton Foundation Grant to Study the Development of Leader Humility ($250K award) , 2016
  • Center for Positive Organizations Research Affiliate , Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan , 2015
  • Stuart Grow Fellowship , Marriott School of Management , 2015
  • Wheatley Scholar Fellowship , Wheatley Institution, Brigham Young University , 2015
  • Templeton Foundation Grant to Study Intellectual Humility, 2 years, ($223,000 award) , 2013
  • All University Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award , State University of New York at Buffalo , 2011
  • Saroj Parasuraman Outstanding Publication Award , Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Academy of Management , 2011
  • Academy of Management Journal Best Paper of the Year , Academy of Management , 2010

BYU Citizenship

  • Research Committee Committee/Council Chair September, 2016