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BYU Marriott Names Shad Morris as New Director of the Whitmore Global Business Center

BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte Madrian announced Shad Morris as the new director of the Whitmore Global Business Center (GBC) effective July 1, 2024. Morris is replacing Bruce Money who has served as the center’s director since 2014.

Headshot image of Shad Morris smiling in a suit and tie.
Shad Morris was announced as the new director of the Whitmore Global Business Center
Photo courtesy of BYU Marriott.

During his 10 years as director of the GBC, Money helped the center grow its international presence. “Our students have been the beneficiaries of Bruce’s passion to expand the opportunities for meaningful international experiences that complement their classroom education, including the vision for and rollout of the Business Fundamentals in Europe study abroad program,” Madrian says.

Filling in for Money as he steps down will be no simple feat, but Madrian is confident that Morris is up to the task. “With his background in international business, Shad is well positioned to ensure that the GBC will continue to provide compelling and inspiring global learning experiences for our students, as well as to support faculty in internationalizing their curriculum and their research,” Madrian explains.

At BYU, Morris earned an undergraduate degree in psychology (1998) and two master’s degrees: one in organizational behavior through BYU Marriott and another in international and area studies (2000). After graduating from Cornell University with a PhD in management in 2006, Morris worked as an assistant professor at various business schools, including The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Then in 2013, he returned to his alma mater and began teaching management at BYU Marriott.

As a professor, he has conducted extensive research on international business and human behavior, authoring over 30 scholarly articles on the topics. With this new position, Morris seeks to put his research into practice and expand BYU Marriott’s international presence. “My vision is to continue driving the internationalization of BYU Marriott through providing essential resources, training, and professional development to our students, faculty, and the business community,” he says.

Morris knows his vision will take a group effort. “I am excited to work with the outstanding team at the Global Business Center, my dedicated faculty peers at BYU Marriott, and our global advisory group,” Morris says. “Together, we will empower our students with the faith, intellect, and character necessary to differentiate themselves in the global business arena and to positively transform the world.”

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. BYU Marriott has four graduate and nine undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,800 students.

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Written by Nicholas Day