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Bryan P. Acton

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership

School of Management


Bryan Acton is interested in cutting-edge data analytic approaches for answering questions about our social world. He is particularly interested in studying leadership in collectives. He seeks to understand how we can use techniques like agent-based modeling to answer core questions such as: what are the core processes that determine how leadership emerges in collectives?

Research Interests

  • Leadership emergence
  • Measurement of leadership perceptions
  • Leadership identity
  • Agent-based modeling & simulation

Teaching Interests

  • Business statistics
  • Teams and leadership
  • Modeling and R programming

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