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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Brett Neely

Assistant Professor of Management
HLH 325 AA
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491
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PhD | Pennsylvania State University
MS | Pennsylvania State University
Research Interests
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Research Methods

Brett Neely joined the management department as an assistant professor in Fall 2020.  He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from The Pennsylvania State University, and his B.A. from The University of California - Los Angeles.

His primary research interests are in leadership and diversity in organizations, and in advancing organizational research methods. His work has been published in outlets including Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and the Leadership Quarterly. 

Select Publications

Kundro, T., Neely, B.H., & Muir (Zapata), C. P.  (In-Press) Supervisor integrity empowers employees to advocate for diversity in problematic climates. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Neely, B. H., Lovelace, J. B., Cowen, A. P., & Hiller, N. J. (2020). Metacritiques of upper echelons theory: Verdicts and recommendations for future research. Journal of Management.

Lovelace, J.B, Neely, B.H., Allen, J., Hunter, S.T. (2019). Charismatic, Ideological, & Pragmatic (CIP) leadership: A critical review and agenda for future research. The Leadership Quarterly.

Joshi, A., Neely, B.H. (2018). A structural-emergence perspective on diversity in work groups. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior.

Joshi, A., Neely, B.H., Emrich, C., Griffiths, D., George, G., (2015). Gender research in AMJ: An overview of five decades of empirical research and call for action. Academy of Management Journal.

Undergraduate Courses

MNGT 360 - Foundations of organizational behavior.

This course provides the basic knowledge for managing people in organizations by surveying frameworks for individual, group, and system behaviors. The course builds critical thinking skills by examining the role of perception, personality and attitudes, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, employee engagement, organizational culture, communication and decision making in the management of work.