Professor of Management
Office: 317 Reid Hall
E-mail: COB Directory
F. William "Bill" Brown
F. William "Bill" Brown is a Professor of Management in the College of Business at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. At the university, he teaches courses on leadership, management, and strategy, and consults with a variety of business and industry clients. Bill is a native of New Orleans. Before becoming an academic and consultant, he had a 20-year career as an Army officer serving in a variety of leadership positions both in the U.S. and overseas.
Prior to coming to Montana State University, Bill was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at Baylor University. At those universities he taught management and leadership courses and did university-sponsored consulting work with business, industry, academic, and governmental organizations. In addition to his bachelor's degree in Psychology, he has a master's degree in Public Administration, an M.B.A., and received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Like his teaching and consulting, his research and writing interests center on leadership, organizational development, and pedagogy. He co-authored a textbook, Interpersonal Skills for Leadership, published by Prentice Hall and is the editor of Perspectives on Management, published by CourseWise Inc. He is the author of over 30 articles which have appeared in in a variety of academic journals, including: The Journal of Applied Psychology, The Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Research in Higher Education, and Education for Business.
Bill is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the President's Excellence in Teaching Award, the Students Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching, the College of Business Code of Excellence Award, the Thomas Nopper Award for Teaching Excellence, and the MSU Alumni Association & Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence. Bill has received the Harold & Reta Haynes Faculty Fellow Award, selected annually by the Dean of the College of Business for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service every year since its inception in 2001.
When Bill is not working, he can most likely be found pursuing his twin passions of fishing and shotgun sports, or traveling and camping somewhere in the Rocky Mountain west with his wife and dogs.