Faculty & Staff Directory

Brad Harris

Associate Professor
Academic Director, BNSF Neeley Leadership Program
Management and Leadership Department


  • PhD, Texas A&M University
  • MBA, University of Florida
  • BBA, Texas Tech University

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Effective Group/Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Transitions
  • Human Resource Management

Selected Publications

  • Swider, B.W., Harris, T.B., & Gong, Q. (forthcoming). First impression effects in organizational psychology. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Zhao, H., Li, N., Harris, T.B., Rosen, C. & Zhang, X. (forthcoming). Informational Advantages in Social Networks: The Core-periphery Divide in Peer Performance Ratings. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  • Bartlow, A.C., & Harris, T.B. (2021). Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High Growth Organizations. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
  • Harris, T.B., Cardador, M.T., Cole, M.S., Mistry, S., & Kirkman, B.L. (2019). Are followers satisfied with conscientious leaders? The moderating influence of leader role authenticity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40(4), 456-471.
  • *Zheng, X., *Li, N., *Harris, T.B., & Liao, H. (2019). Unspoken yet understood: An introduction and initial framework of subordinates’ moqi with supervisors. Journal of Management, 45(3), 955-983. (*denotes equal contribution).
  • *Li, Y., *Li, N., *Guo, J., *Li, J., & *Harris, T.B. (2018). A network view of advice-giving and individual creativity in teams: A brokerage-driven, socially perpetuated phenomenon. Academy of Management Journal, 61(6), 2210-2229. (*denotes equal contribution).

Honors and Awards

  • Professor of the Year (Neeley School of Business; Texas Christian University; 2020)
  • Poets and Quants Best 40 Professors Under 40 List (2019)
  • TCU MBA "Favorite Professor" Recognition (selected by graduating MBAs; 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Best Reviewer Award, Personnel Psychology (2018)
  • Innovation in Teaching Curriculum Award (Neeley School of Business; Texas Christian University; 2018)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, The Leadership Quarterly (2017)
  • Walte Franke Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (School of Labor and Employment Relations; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2014)
  • HR Division Best Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association in Savannah, GA: “The interplay of trainer style and learner goal orientation on training outcomes” (2014)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Recognition for the Journal of Organizational Behavior (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2-17-18)
  • Mays Business School (Texas A&M) Dean’s Award for Doctoral Student Research (2012)
  • Best Overall Doctoral Student Paper at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Management Association in Savannah, GA: “Where do I stand? A multilevel examination of leader-member exchange theory in the workgroup context” (2011)