Bret Crane

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Covey Leadership Center

Department(s):
  • Marketing and Strategy
  • Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center

Bret Crane

Education

Ph. D. University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Business Administration, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, 2013
M.B.A., Brigham Young University. 2004
B.A. International Studies; Global Economy Emphasis. 2000

Awards

Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year - 2021

Biography

Bret Crane is an Assistant Professor of Leadership at the Jon. M. Huntsman School of Business and the Associate Director of the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center at Utah State University.

Bret’s research focuses on leadership mindsets. As a respected authority and researcher on topics related to leadership, management, and organizational behavior, Bret has published over 8 articles across a variety of journals including Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of World Business, Business & Society, and Human Resource Development Review.

Bret has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and an MBA and a BA from Brigham Young University. Before joining the faculty at the Huntsman School of Business, he was a Visiting Professor at the George Washington School of Business in Washington DC.

He works with organizations to improve their leadership, teams, organizations, and culture. Bret has also consulted for clients including American Express, Honda, Lowe’s, General Mills, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Biogen, USAA, and others.

News Articles

Leadership in the Classroom (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2016)

Journal Articles

Academic Journal

Professional Journal

  • Crane, B., (2017). The role of teacher openness and prosocial motivation: creating an environment where questions lead to engaged students.

Books

    Book Chapters

    • Crane, B., (2014). Human Capital. . *
    • Crane, B., (2013). Crisis Management in the Information Age. *

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    MSLE 4800 - Independent Research and Readings, Fall 2020
    MSLE 4800 - Independent Research and Readings, Fall 2020
    MSLE 4800 - Independent Research and Readings, Fall 2020
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2020
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2020
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2020
    BUS 2000 - Foundations for Global Learning Experiences, Spring 2020
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2020
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2020
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2020
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2019
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2019
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2019
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2019
    BUS 2000 - Foundations for Global Learning Experiences, Spring 2019
    BUS 1500 - Huntsman Leadership Lab, Spring 2019
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2019
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2019
    MSLE 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2019
    , Fall 2018
    BUS 1500 - Huntsman Leadership Lab, Fall 2018
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2018
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2018
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2018
    BUS 2000 - Foundations for Global Learning Experiences, Spring 2018
    BUS 1500 - Huntsman Leadership Lab, Spring 2018
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2018
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2018
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2018
    BUS 1500 - Huntsman Leadership Lab, Fall 2017
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2017
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2017
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2017
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2017
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2017
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2017
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2016
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2016
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2016
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2016
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2016
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Spring 2016
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2015
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2015
    MGT 3800 - Leadership, Fall 2015