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Kenneth G. Brown

Kenneth G. Brown Management & Organizations

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program in Business
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow
C140  Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1999
  • MA in Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1996
  • BS in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 1993


  • e-Learning
  • Motivation and self-regulation
  • Training design and evaluation


  • Innovative Teaching Award, HR Division of the Academy of Management, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Tippie College of Business, 2014
  • Last Lecture, University of Iowa , 2011
  • President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Iowa, 2009

Selected Publications

      Sponsored Research

      • “Collaborative Research:  Solving Large-Scale, High-Fidelity Workforce Planning Models That Recognize the Potential of Human Learning," Award No. 1266064, Barrett W. Thomas, Kenneth G. Brown. National Science Foundation

      Other Work

        Current & Prior Positions

        • Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program in Business, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, August 2014 - Present
        • Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (courtesy appointment), College of Education, The University of Iowa, 2013 - Present
        • Professor, Department of Management and Organizations, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, August 2012 - Present
        • Visiting Professor, Monash and Deakin Universities, Melbourne, Australia, February 2012

          Professional Affiliations

          • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2014 - current
          • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Education, 2011 - current


          • Do we need stinking badges? Leveraging the power of games in the classroom, Teaching and Learning Conference at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, 2013

          Committees and Professional Service

          • Human Resources Certification Institute, 2014-2016
          • Iowa City Community School District Foundation, 2013-2015

            Licensures and Certifications

            • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Human Resources Certification Institute, January - 2010