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Faculty & Employees

Read about the interesting careers of BYU Marriott faculty and learn about what our employees are involved in to help business students get the most out of their education.
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Investing in Relationships

February 13, 2024
Twenty years ago, Ian Wright learned the value of a good mentor. Now, as the finance program director and an assistant professor, he strives to encourage students to be the best in everything they do.
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Intention Turned to Action

January 18, 2024
Teaching professor for the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics Aaron Miller teaches students that future business leaders should focus less on climbing the corporate ladder and more on creating a positive impact in the world.

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Liz the Wiz

November 30, 2023
As an associate professor at BYU Marriott, Liz Dixon reflects on how her father’s example helped her teach and practice Christlike communication.
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Christlike Transformation

November 28, 2023
From a young age, Melissa Larson developed a love of reading and learning, and set the goal of graduating from a university. However, as the first person in her family to pursue higher education, she wasn’t sure what it would take to achieve her goal.
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Mindful Bytes in Making Decisions

November 22, 2023
Associate professor of information systems, Ryan Schuetzler is evidence that big decisions can be simplified with a focus on lifelong learning.
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When Strategy and Serendipity Collide

November 13, 2023
Jeff Dyer is not only interested in anomalies—he is also one himself. And as professor at BYU Marriott, he continues to balance calculated plans and happy accidents.
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Keeping Balance and Embracing Opportunities

November 09, 2023
Nina Whitehead has been a BYU Marriott employee for nearly 50 years, adapting and learning new skills over time.
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BYU Business Professor is Hunting a Different Type of Ghost this Halloween

October 31, 2023
Jeff Bednar is a ghost hunter. And while the BYU business professor doesn’t have night vision cameras or ultrasensitive recording equipment, he’s found a bunch of ghosts — including several here at BYU.
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People Over Products

October 25, 2023
Adjunct Professor Brent Goddard teaches students in the Ballard Center the principles that converted him from a product manager into a social impact practitioner.
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Introducing New Faculty at BYU Marriott in 2023

October 23, 2023
Eight professors joined the faculty at the BYU Marriott School of Business in 2023. “We are excited to welcome these new faculty members,” says Brigitte Madrian, dean of BYU Marriott. “In line with our mission to develop leaders of faith, intellect, and character, these new faculty bring insight and experience that will contribute to the educational experience BYU Marriott offers its students.”
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BYU Marriott Faculty Recognized at 2023 University Conference

October 03, 2023
Three BYU Marriott faculty receive awards at the 2023 University Conference.
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From Duty to Service

September 14, 2023
From active-duty commission to serving as a member of the Army Reserves, Jared Sturgell is earning his MBA at BYU Marriott while assisting BYU’s Army ROTC.
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Accounting for Inspiration

August 25, 2023
Understanding that there’s not one right path for everyone, teaching professor of accountancy Melissa Larson works to inspire confidence in students no matter their goals.
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Instituting Religion

August 16, 2023
After diverting his route to wander into an institute of religion at the University of Oklahoma, Travis Ruddle found a new life and a new path that would one day lead to teaching in the MPA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
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Inclined Toward Education

August 09, 2023
Jonathan Liljegren knew early on that he loved accounting, teaching, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now at BYU Marriott, he loves being able to combine all three.
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The Power of Perspective

August 04, 2023
Global supply chain assistant professor Brett Hathaway spends much of his free time summiting mountains. His career path has uniquely equipped him to provide perspective to students in their own journeys.
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Hopping Aboard with AI

August 04, 2023
Management professor Peter Madsen has always loved learning. With a 2-million-dollar NSF grant, Madsen is researching train traffic controllers’ use of algorithms.
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Belonging and Being Whole

July 07, 2023
Aliah Hall, the mental health and wellness specialist at BYU Marriott, encourages wholeness and belonging.
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