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Paul Godfrey

William and Roceil Low Professor of Business Strategy,
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Paul C. Godfrey currently serves as the William and Roceil Low Professor of Business Strategy in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. His groundbreaking research has enhanced understanding of the economic benefits to businesses that engage in corporate social responsibility activities. His research has appeared in top academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He is the author of two textbooks, two trade books, and has co-edited several academic books.


  • PHD, Strategic Management, University of Washington, 1994
  • MBA, Management, Marketing, University of Washington, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Utah, 1983


  • Marriott School Teaching Award, Marriott School of Management, 2013


  • German

BYU Citizenship

  • Global MBA Operating Committee — Committee/Council Chair — July 2020
  • CFS Review Committee — Committee/Council Chair — December 2017
  • Strategy Group Leader — Section Head — August 2011
  • Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance — Other — June 2005
  • Executive MBA Faculty Advisor — Other — July 2017–July 2019
  • Executive MBA Operating Committee — Committee/Council Chair — September 2016–September 2017

Professional Citizenship

  • Academy of Management, Editorial Review Board Member, July 2017


  • Habitat for Humanity of Utah County — March 2013–December 2014
  • Dine, Inc. — September 2006–December 2012
  • Commercial Block Systems — January 2002–December 2002
  • Steiner Corporation — November 1999–December 2000