Brett Crawford

Brett Crawford, Ph.D., is an associate professor of management at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Brett is an organization theorist who relies primarily on qualitative methods (e.g., long multimodal interviews, oral histories, robust archives) to explore how actors (real and imagined) organize to protect and repair institutions. His research is multifaceted, including empirical, theoretical, and methodological papers in a variety of top journals, including Organization Studies, Strategic Organization, Journal of Management Inquiry, Organization Theory, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations, among others. Brett is also a published poet, having his work featured in The American Fly Fisher. He has held a number of faculty and research appointments prior to returning to GVSU (he played baseball for GVSU as an undergraduate student), including Purdue University, the University of Pittsburgh, Northwestern University, and Stanford University. Brett earned his Ph.D. in management and organization studies from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) and his MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.