Stephen Courtright

Associate Professor & Presidential Impact Fellow


Stephen Courtright is an associate professor and Presidential Impact Fellow in the Department of Management at Mays Business School. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Dr. Courtright’s research focuses on bad bosses and dysfunctional teams, and what organizations can do to prevent both. His research has been published in leading scholarly journals and has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and U.S. News and World Report, among others. He is the recipient of several research awards and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Applied Psychology. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management HR Division.

As a teacher, Dr. Courtright has received the Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar Award and was named a Faculty Fellow for Innovation in High-Impact Learning Experiences. He teaches courses on talent management and organizational leadership at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. He also does executive development seminars on these topics.

Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Courtright worked as an accountant. Most importantly, he and his wife, Nicole, are the proud parents of four wonderful and rambunctious children.

Research Interests

Organizational leadership, team effectiveness

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