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About Jay Brand

Current: Writing & editing doctoral research, mentoring Leadership and Higher Education Doctoral and Masters students; teaching graduate courses in organizational design & behavior, organizational development, & scholarly/academic writing; peer-reviewed journal editing, consulting on learning & memory, research methods, statistics, creativity & innovation, aligning workplace strategy with organizational strategy & business goals
Enjoy translating peer-reviewed, scientific research into applied implications that address practical issues and solve real-world problems; comfortable integrating global, corporate realities with academic priorities; interested in defining user-centered design problems and providing research-based solutions
Specialties: Blending science with design to define and solve human-centered problems; creativity & innovation, research design/methods, subjective measurement, writing & editing, organizational development, change management, evidence-based design, human factors and ergonomics
Immediate past: Consulted with Fortune 1000 on strategy & strategic alignment, change management, ergonomics, macroergonomics, organizational design & behavior, organizational development, workplace performance, industrial/organizational psychology, knowledge worker productivity, environmental psychology, design research
Chaired the Department of Psychology and Social Work at La Sierra University, Riverside, CA; at Loma Linda University, as Associate Professor of Psychology, helped develop accredited doctoral degree programs in psychology


Present Professor of Leadership & Higher Education at Andrews University, Andrews University

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Honors and Awards

  • 2005-'10- Distinguished Speaker Series, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • 2004-'06- Public Director, American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Board of Directors
  • 1991-'97- Who's Who in the West


  • Advanced Studies in Leadership
  • Principles of Academic Writing
  • Doctoral Dissertation


1990 PhD, University of Louisville
1985 MA, University of Louisville
1982 BA, Southern Adventist University

Contact Information

Bell Hall 174A


Social Psychology (11)

Book Contribution (1)

Education (1)

Leadership (2)

Philosophy of Science (1)

Public Outreach Works (Service to the Community) (1)

Design of the Built Environment (43)