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Curtis LeBaron

Department Chair and Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources,
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Biography

Curtis LeBaron (Ph.D., the University of Texas at Austin, 1998) is a Professor of Management at Brigham Young University, where he teaches MBA and Executive MBA 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 Business (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

  • European Group for Organization Studies — 2008
  • Academy of Management — 2003
  • American Anthropology Association — 1998
  • International Communication Association — 1995

Selected Publications

  • "An introduction to video methods in organizational research", Organizational Research Methods, Volume OnlineFirst, Page 22, Sage, James LeBreton, 2018
  • "Academy of Management Discoveries Paper Commentaries", Academy of Management Discoveries, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 1-2, 2016
  • "Coordinating flexible performance during everyday work: An ethnomethodological study of handoff routines", Organization Science, 2016
  • "Publishing Qualitative Research in Academy of Management Discoveries", Academy of Management Discoveries, 2016
  • "From the editors: Welcome to the Academy of Management Discoveries", 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, 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, Volume 172, Issue 22, Pages 1762-1764, JAMA, 2012
  • "Embodied interaction in the material world: An introduction", Embodied interaction: Language and body in the material world, Page 26, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, J. Streeck, C. Goodwin, C. LeBaron, 2011
  • "Embodied interaction: Language and body in the material world", Page 600, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011
  • "Epistemic authority in employment interviews: Glancing, pointing, touching", Discourse & Communication, 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, Page 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, Volume 43, Issue 2, Page 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., Page 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, Page 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., Page 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, Page 25, Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ, Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, 2006
  • "Microethnography", The Sage dictionary of social research methods, Page 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, Page 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, Page 13, Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ, Valerie Manusov, 2005
  • "Gesture and the transparency of understanding", Volume Studies in language and social interaction, Page 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, Page 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, Page 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, Page 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, Page 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

  • CARMA Fellowship, The Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis., 2016
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, European Union,, 2010
  • Research Award, National Institute of Health (NIH), 2009
  • 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

  • HR Annual Conference — Committee/Council Chair — August 2018
  • OBHR Graduate Curriculum Committee — Committee/Council Chair — January 2016
  • OLS Teaching and Evaluation Committee — Committee/Council Member — January 2016
  • MBA Operating Committee — Other — July 2014
  • Marriott School of Management’s annual OBHR Conference and Alumni Reunion — Committee/Council Member — January 2011
  • Global Management Center — Committee/Council Member — 2009
  • MBA Core Faculty Committee — Committee/Council Member — 2001
  • OBHR Annual Conference — Committee/Council Chair — March 2016–November 2017
  • Student Grievance Panel — Committee/Council Member — September 2015–2016
  • OLS Faculty Promotion and Tenure — Committee/Council Member — January 2015–January 2016
  • Faculty Search Committee — Committee/Council Member — December 2010–January 2015
  • Graduate Council — Committee/Council Member — 2009–2013
  • University Academic Review Committee — Committee/Council Member — 2009–2012

Professional Citizenship

  • Academy of Management Discvoveries, Editorial Review Board Member, December 2017
  • Organizational Research Methods, Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, January 2017
  • Strategic Management Journal, Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, January 2015
  • Organization Science, Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, January 2013
  • European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), Other, July 2017–August 2018
  • Academy of Management Discvoveries, Editor, Associate Editor, January 2014–December 2017
  • 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
  • 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

Consulting

  • Utah Medical Association — Presentations to healthcare professionals and leaders: “Communicating Your Leadership Brand” and “Leading through Effective Communication.” — February 2019–February 2019
  • Layton Construction Company — Presentations to company managers: “Communicating Your Leadership Brand” and “Leading through Effective Communication.” — –July 2018