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Troy Nielson

Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources,
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Troy earned his PhD from the University of Utah in 1998. He was a faculty member at California State University-San Marcos and at Utah Valley University prior to joining BYU Marriott for good in July 2008. He teaches undergraduate, full-time MBA, and Executive MBA courses. He has won multiple awards for teaching and student mentoring during his years at BYU.


  • Ph.D. Business Administration, Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management, University of Utah, 1998
  • B.S. Information Management, Brigham Young University, 1991

Group Affiliations

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) — The most prominent organization for HR professionals. — 2009–0
  • Academy of Management — The primary professional association for management faculty around the world — 1995–0


Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Department Chair/Associate Professor of Management, Utah Valley University, 2005–2008
  • Assistant Professor of Management, California State University-San Marcos, 1998–2004


  • Dean Fairbanks Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship, BYU, 2018
  • National Advisory Council (NAC) Fellowship, Marriott School of Business NAC, 2017
  • Outstanding MBA Mentoring Award, Marriott School MBA Program, 2016
  • Outstanding MBA Mentoring Award, Marriott School MBA Program, 2015
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Organizational Behavior Student Association, 2012
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, MBA OB/HR Student Association, 2010
  • Outstanding Alumni Educator, Utah Valley University business school graduates, 2008


  • Portuguese

BYU Citizenship

  • Employee Experience Advisory Council — Committee/Council Chair — July 2021–0


  • Provide Commerce — Employee Value Proposition and Employee Engagement project - conducted employee interviews and focus groups; performed employee engagement survey analyses — December 2010–April 2011
  • Western Union — Employee engagement project — July 2010–July 2010