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Tippie Children Professor




  • Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

    Tippie College of Business

  • Tippie Children Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship


  • PhD in Psychology, Michigan State University, 1999
  • MA in Psychology, Michigan State University, 1996
  • BS in Psychology, University of Maryland, 1993

Areas of Interest

  • e-Learning
  • Management & leadership development
  • Motivation and self-regulation
  • Training design and evaluation

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, 2017
  • Best Paper, Human Relations, 2016
  • Fellow, Association of Psychological Science, 2016
  • Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2015
  • Fulbright Specialist, Fulbright Commission and Seoul National University, 2015
  • Innovative Teaching Award, HR Division of the Academy of Management, 2014

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Brown, K. G. (2017, August) Confessions of an award-winning teacher”. Keynote/Plenary Address presented at Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • (2016, January) Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill. Course for The Great Courses

Selected Grants & Contracts

  • Thomas, Barrett W (Principal Investigator), Brown, Kenneth G (Co-Principal) Grant Research, Applied. Collaborative Research:  Solving Large-Scale, High-Fidelity Workforce Planning Models That Recognize the Potential of Human Learning. Sponsored by National Science Foundation. Funded. July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2016.

Professional Service

  • Iowa City Community School District Foundation, Board Membership, Nonprofit.

Editorial & Review Activities

  • Academy of Management Learning & Education, Editorial Board Member.
  • Journal of Applied Psychology, Advisory/Consulting Editor.