John Humphreys, DBA
Provost and Vice President

Division of Academic Affairs and Provost
McDowell Administration 280C

John Humphreys is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at A&M-Commerce. He was formerly the Dean of the College of Business. His work has appeared in numerous venues including the Harvard Business Review, Human Relations, MIT Sloan Management Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Business Horizons, the Journal of Management Inquiry, Management Decision, the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Leadership & Organizational Development Journal, Leadership, the Journal of Management History, Management & Organizational History, the Journal of Services Marketing, the Journal of Business and Management, the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Business Strategy, Cross-Cultural Management, Industrial Management, Business Week Online, and Measuring Business Excellence. Dr. Humphreys’ work has been cited over 1,600 times in various articles and books, as well as the New York Times.

In the international arena, Dr. Humphreys' primary expertise is China where he has served as a visiting professor at Shandong University in Jinan and a Fulbright Scholar at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian. He has also taught in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgrade, Serbia, and Rabat, Morocco. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Humphreys held a leadership position with a multi-billion dollar financial services organization.

Educational Background

  • D.B.A., Management, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • M.A., Management (distinguished graduate), Webster University, St. Louis, MO, 1995
  • B.S., Psychology (highest honors), University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, 1988

Awards and Honors

  • Best paper on leadership, Winner of Management History Division of the Academy of Management, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2015
  • Best paper with an international focus, Winner of the Journal of Management History Award, 2015
  • Best paper on business ethics, Winner of the Halloran Award, 2012
  • Received outstanding article recognition by the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Management History (twice), and the Journal of eCommerce and Psychology.

Co-Editor/Editorial Board Member/Regional Editor

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Thunderbird International Business Review
  • Management Decision
  • Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies
  • Journal of Management History
  • Leadership & Organizational Development Journal
  • Regional Editor, North America and Europe for Chinese Management Studies
  • Regional Editor, Division chair of the Management History Division of the Academy of Management

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association,
  • Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Delta Mu Delta National Business Honor Society
  • Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for business, management, and administration

Research Interest

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Strategy and Change
  • Managerial Ethics and History
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