Brad Winn

Utah State University

​Bradley A. Winn, a leader in Utah higher education, has served in executive positions including Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs for the Utah System of Higher Education/Board of Regents, Vice President and Dean for Utah Valley University, and Provost & Academic Vice President for Snow College.

Dr. Winn is currently a Professor of Practice in Leadership & Strategy and Executive MBA Director for the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.  He also serves on the board of the Utah HR Executive Roundtable and has been appointed Senior Editor for People + Strategy, the journal of SHRM’s Executive Network.  Brad is passionate about teaching and conducting research on how leaders can make organizations more productive and humane.

During his distinguished career, he has devoted time to serve the citizens of Utah as an elected member of the Utah State House of Representatives and as the higher education policy analyst for former Governor Michael O Leavitt. Representative Winn was appointed vice-chair of the Government Operations Committee and the Public Utilities and Technology Committee. He also served as a member of the Higher Education; Economic Development; Capital Facilities; Natural Resources, Agriculture, & Environment; Revenue & Taxation; and House Rules committees.

Before serving in higher education and state government, he worked in business and industry as a Senior Manager for the Novations consulting firm and as Space Engineer at ATK Thiokol for the space shuttle booster program.Brad is a popular, award-winning professor who presents regularly at national conferences and events. He has twice received “Instructor of the Year” awards and is the recipient of the “Faculty Service of the Year” award.  He has previously taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, Visiting Scholar at the American University of Sharjah (UAE), Visiting Professor at the University of Balamand (Lebanon), and as an adjunct at Brigham Young University.

Dr. Winn and his wife, Johanna, are the parents of five children. In addition to family activities he enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and singing with the Tabernacle Choir.

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