Dr. Jeremy R. Brees
Assistant Professor of Management
Kania School of Management
Dr. Jeremy Brees is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Program Associate Director at the University of Scranton. He has been at the University since 2012.
Prior to joining the University of Scranton, Jeremy earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior/Human Resources at Florida State University (2012) in Tallahassee, Florida. He received his Master of Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources at the University of Arizona (2004) in Tucson. He received his Bachelors degree in Management, with an International Business minor, from Appalachian State University (1999) in Boone, North Carolina.
In addition to his academic credentials, Jeremy brings over eight years of industry experience to bear in his teaching and research. He has worked for such firms as Bellsouth Mobility DCS, Cingular Wireless, BellSouth Advertising and Publishing, and Intuit in the fields of sales, advertising, human resources, and technology integration. He is green-belt trained in Six-Sigma process-improvement and has experience in training and development, leadership consulting, employee relations, conflict management, and negotiations.
Primarily due to his work experience in sales and human resources, Jeremy became passionately curious about human decision-making in the workplace. His academic research is therefore focused on the role of human perception and how it drives workplace behavior. His primary areas of research include personal accountability, individual attribution style, employee entitlement, personality, and perceptions of abusive supervision.
Jeremy’s focus in the classroom includes personal awareness and development, decision-making, entrepreneurial mindset, multicultural management, and the role of power and politics in organizational life. His belief is that a commitment to personal awareness, understanding, and development can lead to more effective management of oneself and others. Through two-way dialogue, a reliance on asking questions during class, and using experimental learning techniques he is able to challenge his students to think about and imagine their world in a creative way.
When Jeremy isn’t teaching or researching, he is traveling nationally and internationally or engaged in some outdoor adventure. His hobbies include road and mountain biking, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and playing disc golf. Being a closet introvert, Jeremy reclaims energy and motivation through his time spent in the outdoors. He is also an avid reader of non-fiction including books on topics of entrepreneurship, creativity, idea-generation, social psychology, and decision-making.