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Joan F. Brett

Associate Dean
Graduate Programs Administration

Associate Professor

Office:McCord Hall 354
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874906
Tempe, AZ 85287-4906

Phone: 480-965-4781
Fax: 480-965-8569
Email: joan.brett@asu.edu
Joan F. Brett

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Ph.D., New York University, 1992; B.A./B.S., The Ohio State University, 1977.

Research Interest
My research focuses on investigating the individual differences and contextual factors associated with motivated work behavior. In my research I seek to understand how people react to negative feedback (both cognitively and affectively) and whether or not they are motivated to change based on the feedback.

Recent Consulting
Phoenix Elementary School District - 360 degree feedback, 2005-2006; Scottsdale Elementary School District - 360 degree feedback, 2005-2006; Mayo Clinic - 360 degree feedback, 2003.

Current Projects
Walker, A. G., Atwater, L. E., Dominick, P. G., Smither, J., Brett, J. F., Reilly, R. R. "Is Personality Related to Improvement in Multisource Feedback Ratings Over Time?" Three Empirical Tests of the Smither, London, and Reilly Model.

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 1999-present. Previous Appointments: Southern Methodist University, Tulane University, New York University.

Professional Leadership
Editorial Board: Journal of Management, 2008-present; Group and Organization Management, 2003-present; Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 2005-present. Ad Hoc Reviewer: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Bank One, Director of Executive and Management Training and Development, Manager Human Resource Operations and Coordinator Affirmative Action programs, 1979-1985.

Representative Publications
Smither, J., Brett, J., & Atwater, L. (2008). "What do leaders recall about multi-source feedback?" Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14, 202-218.

Atwater, L. E., Brett, J. F. & Cherise Charles, A. C. (2007). "The Delivery of Workplace Discipline: Lessons Learned." Organizational Dynamics, 36, 392-403.

Atwater, L. E., Brett, J. F. & Cherise Charles, A. C. (2007). "Multi-Source Feedback: Lessons Learned and Implications for Practice." Human Resource Management, 46, 285-307.





ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

MGT 590 - Reading and Conference
Independent study in which a student meets regularly with a faculty member to discuss assignments. Course may include such assignments as intensive reading in a specialized area, writing a synthesis of literature on a specified topic, or writing a literature review of a topic.

MGT 594 - Conference and Workshop
Topical instruction, usually in compressed format, leading to academic credit. Often offered off campus to groups of professionals.

MGT 595 - Continuing Registration
Used in situations where registration is necessary but where credit is not needed. Replaces arbitrary enrollment in reading and conference, research, thesis, dissertation, etc. Used by students when taking comprehensive examinations, defending theses or dissertations, or fulfilling the continuous enrollment requirement in doctoral programs. Credit is not awarded, and no grade is assigned.

MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.

MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.

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