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Spencer Harrison, PhD

associate professor - management and organization department

Spencer Harrison

Spencer H. Harrison received his BA in English from the University of Utah where he specialized in creative writing, an MBA with an emphasis in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, and a PhD in Business Administration from Arizona State’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a project manager and instructional designer for Franklin Covey and as a change consultant for Maxcomm, Inc.

His current research examines how organizations harness individual vitality, specifically exploring topics like the role of curiosity in organizational life, the collective processes of creative work, the role of hope in organizing, and the relationships between organizational culture and identity. He examines these topics in a wide array of organizations (rockclimbing equipment design and manufacturing, call-centers, graphic design studios) and professions (medical imaging, modern dance, handmade craftwork).  

Dr. Harrison has taught courses on collaborative team work as well as lectures to executives on the role of curiosity in organizations. He is currently teaching organizational behavior.

Carroll School of Management
Fulton Hall 430
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467