I’m Ben Baran: a human resources and organizational behavior professor, management consultant and U.S. Navy officer fascinated by the world of work. Using science, I find innovative ways to guide people who want to know, understand and improve personal effectiveness and organizational performance.   I also avidly pursue physical and psychological toughness by picking up heavy things and running (but not at the same time).  

I graduated from Villanova University with undergraduate degrees in political science and communication studies, and I earned my master’s in industrial/organizational psychology and Ph.D. in organizational science from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  When I’m not working with dynamos of the academic, business and military worlds, I enjoy hanging out with my wife and four rowdy kids. 


New Research Published: "High-Reliability HR: Preparing the Enterprise for Catastrophes," Winter 2016 issue of People & Strategy. Click here for the full article

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