Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Director of Executive Education
Courtright is the Henry B. Tippie Professor of Management and Director of Executive Education at the UI Tippie College of Business. He is also the founding director of the Tippie Leadership Collaborative, which delivers executive training and lifelong learning programs for organizations across Iowa and the United States. A former tax accountant, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Ph.D. in business administration from Iowa. He previously served as an assistant and associate professor of management at Texas A&M University―where he was named a Presidential Impact Fellow―before returning to Iowa in 2020.
His award-winning research on organizational leadership, team effectiveness, and the work-nonwork interface has been published in top research journals and cited more than 5,000 times. His work has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and other media outlets. He teaches courses on organizational behavior and leadership in Tippie’s Executive MBA and undergraduate programs and has delivered training programs and keynote presentations to thousands of executives and managers in Fortune 500 companies, large government agencies, and small-to-medium size businesses. His teaching and service have been recognized with several different university and college awards.