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Lynn Owens, PhD, CDMP

Lynn Owens

Associate Professor

Health Enhancement K-12

Certified DynaMetric Professional Consultant
Founder & President: Performance Works

121B Hosaeus Fitness Center
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3360

With 39 years of teaching and research experience including 36 in higher education, and 25 years of providing consulting services to clients, Dr. Lynn M. Owens brings an extensive passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Lynn has served on the faculties of McDaniel College for three years, the University of Maryland for 18 years, and Montana State University for 15 years. She began her career as a middle school physical education teacher for three years.

The current focus of Lynn's work in teaching, research and consulting is in understanding the connection between personality and performance.

Currently, Lynn continues to focus on understanding “how to harness the strengths of a person’s personality to maximize their performance.” The overall result of this work suggests that “personality matters.” By understanding a person’s strengths of personality and the effects of stress on those strengths, Lynn is also applying previous research conducted over a 15-year period where she studied the ethic of care.

Her work in the ethic of care focused on how people care for themselves and each other, particularly under stressful situations. She also has studied how people become caring and, more importantly, credible in both their personal and professional lives.

Lynn lives on a ranch in Three Forks, Montana, with her husband, Bill, four horses, three mules, and a bird dog. She embraces multiple roles in her life including wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, teacher, researcher, and consultant and strives to understand her strengths and maximize her performance in all roles. She enjoys doing all things Montana especially spending time packing into the Montana wilderness as much as possible.