Ken Brown
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In the world of academia, the success of research faculty is heavily based on how many times their work is cited by their peers. Kenneth Brown, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Program at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, recently received the 2020 Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) Decade Award, one of the top academic honors in his field.

The AMLE Decade Award is given to the most highly cited AMLE paper published in the last 10 years. Titled "Self-Assessment of Knowledge: A Cognitive Learning or Affective Measure?", the paper is a meta-analysis of self-assessment measures used in education and workplace training. The AMLE journal is sponsored by the Academy of Management, an international professional association for management and organization scholars founded in 1936.

Brown, the Ralph L. Sheets Professor of Management, was the fourth editor of the AMLE and finished his term in 2014. He earned a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in psychology from Michigan State University. He has been with Tippie since 1999.

His research areas of interest include e-Learning, motivation and self-regulation, and leadership development. Past awards include best paper from Human Relations (2016) and the Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2015). In the last five years, Brown has also been a fellow with the American Psychological Association and a Fulbright Specialist for the Fulbright Commission and Seoul National University.

Media contact: Tom Snee, tom-snee@uiowa.edu, 319-541-8434