Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Brent D. Rosso
Dr. Brent Rosso received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Management & Organizations (Ross School of Business) and Organizational Psychology (College of Literature, Science, and Arts). He received his M.S. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Psychology from St. Olaf College.
The primary focus of Brent’s research is on the tensions inherent to creativity and innovation in organizations. He is particularly interested in new product development and entrepreneurship. In other streams of research, Brent examines how work comes to be perceived as meaningful, and the personal and organizational consequences of the experience of meaningful work. Brent’s research has been published in outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, Research in Organizational Behavior, and Research on Managing Groups and Teams.
Brent is passionate about teaching, and has been acknowledged for excellence in education. During his time at the University of Michigan, Brent taught courses in the Ross School of Business, the Organizational Studies program, and the Department of Psychology.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Brent worked as an associate consultant with Personnel Decisions International (PDI), where he consulted with and coached multinational corporate clients in the areas of leadership development and change management.
In his free time, Brent enjoys international travel, outdoor recreation, playing music, and spending time with his family.