Meet the Faculty at Texas Executive Education
Ethan R. Burris
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2005
MMPhil, Cornell University, 2003
Dr. Ethan Burris is an assistant professor of Management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from Cornell University. He has teaching and research experience relating to leadership, working with groups and teams, and negotiations. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Burris was most recently named to the "Faculty Honor Roll" by the UT undergraduate students, received the 2009 Trammell/CBA Foundation Teaching Award, and the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011.
Dr. Burris’ current research focuses on understanding 1) the antecedents and consequences of employees speaking up or staying silent in organizations, 2) leadership behaviors, processes and outcomes, and 3) the effective management of conflict generated by multiple interests and perspectives. In particular, he has investigated how leaders shape employees decisions whether to speak up or stay silent, and how leaders evaluate those who speak up. His research has appeared in several top management and psychology journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and has been covered in major media outlets such as the Harvard Business Review and the Houston Chronicle.
Dr. Burris has collected data from and served as a consultant for a variety of professional firms, ranging from a Fortune 100 insurance company, a Fortune 500 company in the casual dining industry, several financial services organizations, a defense contracting company, a commercial real estate firm, governmental agencies, and retail organizations.
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