BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced Paul Godfrey as the next chair of the Department of Management. Godfrey took over for the previous department chair, Curtis LeBaron, on July 1, 2022.
“Curtis has led the department well the last three years, rolling out a new entrepreneurship minor, facilitating several faculty professional development leaves, and hosting numerous campus visits from outside scholars,” Madrian says. “Paul is ideally suited to take over leadership of the management department. His dedication to teaching coupled with his commitment to high-quality research will serve the department well moving forward.”
Godfrey received his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Utah in 1983. In 1985 he attended the University of Washington to receive both an MBA and a PhD in business and strategic management, which he completed in 1994. Shortly after completing his education, Godfrey became a William and Roceil Low professor of business strategy at BYU Marriott and has been for the past 28 years. In addition Godfrey volunteers as a consultant for Habitat for Humanity of Utah County, as well as an instructor and facilitator at Independence High School in Provo.
“BYU Marriott is an exceptional school, and the management department, which encompasses a rich array of majors, is a particularly rewarding place to be,” Godfrey says. “I am eager to work alongside our exceptional faculty and students to continue the tradition of excellence that has been well established. We know that our students can make a difference as they go out in the world and serve, and we are committed to providing them a solid foundation for that work through an education that is rooted in faith, integrity, respect, and excellence.”
The BYU Marriott School of Business aspires to transform the world through Christlike leadership by developing leaders of faith, intellect, and character. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and nine undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.