Michael Withers

Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Benton Cocanougher Chair
Presidential Impact Fellow and Chancellor EDGES Fellow


Michael Withers is the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship of Mays Business School. He is a professor of management and the Benton Cocanougher Chair in Business in the Department of Management He received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research interests include corporate governance, director selection and mobility, and the management of resource dependencies through the board of directors. His research has been published in several journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Academy of Management Perspectives. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Management and an Associate Editor at Organizational Research Methods.

Research Interests

The management of resource dependencies, corporate governance, and director selection and mobility