Joan Brett

Assoc. Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Joan Brett is associate dean of graduate programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business. In this role, she is responsible for all graduate programs offered by the school, including masters degrees in business administration, management, accountancy, taxation, information management, real estate development, and business analytics. From 2004 to 2012, she served as associate vice provost and was responsible for graduate strategic planning and management, including professional development programs for doctoral students, chairs, and directors.

Brett has consulted with many organizations on a range of issues from leadership development, feedback, and performance management to organizational change and structure. She has advised leaders in small businesses as well as large Fortune 500 companies and at all levels of management. As a thought partner, she assists executives in exploring ways for their leaders and associates to embrace organizational transitions, overcome resistance to change, and develop the skills needed for adaptive leadership.

Bretts research on motivation and performance issues has been published in leading academic journals and highlighted in The Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. Her recent research is on the advice-seeking behavior of upper echelon leaders. She serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Management and Group & Organization Management. Brett received her PhD from New York University in industrial/organizational psychology. She also holds two bachelors degrees from The Ohio State University

Education

  • PhD  New York University, 1992
  • BA/BS  The Ohio State University, 1977

 

Publications

  • Smither, J., Brett, J., & Atwater, L. (2008). "What do leaders recall about multi-source feedback?" Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14, 202-218.
  • Atwater, L. E., Brett, J. F. & Cherise Charles, A. C. (2007). "The Delivery of Workplace Discipline: Lessons Learned." Organizational Dynamics, 36, 392-403.
  • Atwater, L. E., Brett, J. F. & Cherise Charles, A. C. (2007). "Multi-Source Feedback: Lessons Learned and Implications for Practice." Human Resource Management, 46, 285-307.

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 502Org Theory/Behavior
CPP 591Seminar
EPA 591Seminar
BUS 593Applied Project
FSE 598Special Topics
BME 598Special Topics
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 590Reading and Conference
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 595Continuing Registration
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 590Reading and Conference
MGT 594Conference and Workshop
MGT 595Continuing Registration
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 502Org Theory/Behavior
MGT 595Continuing Registration
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 590Reading and Conference
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 595Continuing Registration
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 502Organization Theory/Behavior
MGT 595Continuing Registration
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 502Organization Theory/Behavior
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 502Organization Theory/Behavior
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 502Organization Theory/Behavior
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research

Editorships

Editorial Board

  • Journal of Management, 2008-present
  • Group and Organization Management, 2003-present
  • Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 2005-present

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Journal of Applied Psychology

Work History

Arizona State University: 1999-present. Previous Appointments: Southern Methodist University, Tulane University, New York University.

Consulting

  • Phoenix Elementary School District - 360 degree feedback, 2005-2006
  • Scottsdale Elementary School District - 360 degree feedback, 2005-2006
  • Mayo Clinic - 360 degree feedback, 2003

Expertise Areas