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Jimmy Brown

Senior Contributing Faculty
James Brown

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Degree ProgramPh.D. Psychology

Jimmy Brown, Ph.D., is a senior consulting executive with 25 years experience delivering practical strategies for business performance improvement. His current efforts focus on leadership development, strategic planning and change management. Previously Dr. Brown held senior-level consulting positions at marquee firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Accenture, and Hewlett-Packard. In these roles, Dr. Brown has worked across several industries including healthcare (provider, payer, and bio-pharma), retail, high-tech, manufacturing, energy and Federal government (civilian and DoD). He is regularly sought out for his insights on how to apply cutting-edge theory to solve real-world business challenges.

Dr. Brown is a frequent speaker and author on topics such as strategic planning and change management. He has presented at major conferences such as the American Society for Training and Development, and the Academy of Management. His most recent books include Journey Management: Unleashing the Strategic Power of Change, and Systems Thinking Strategy: The New Way to Understand Your Business and Drive Performance.

Dr. Brown received his Master’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa, and his Ph.D. from Benedictine University’s award-winning Organizational Development program. In addition, he is a certified Professional of Human Resources (PHR) through the Society for Human Resources Management. He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and the Society for Human Resources Management.

As a compliment to his consulting work, Dr. Brown is also a professor in the psychology, and graduate management (e.g., MBA) programs of several universities. In these roles he both teaches courses and mentors doctoral candidates.

Education

PhD, Benedictine University - Lisle , IL

MA, University of Tulsa - Tulsa, OK

BA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Little Rock, AR

Publications

Brown, J. M. (2018). The Seven Assumptions that Drive Success and Happiness

Brown, J. M., Royston, J. (2013). Journey Management: Unleashing the Strategic Power of Change.

Brown, J. M. (2012). Systems Thinking Strategy: The New Way to Understand Your Business and Drive Performance

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