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Stan Harris

Stan  Harris

Luck Professor

position: Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs
dept: MBA Programs, Deans and Administration
phone: (334) 844-4060
office: 4035 Horton-Hardgrave Hall

At Auburn since 1986


  • PhD, The University of Michigan, 1988
  • MA, The University of Michigan, 1985
  • BS, North Georgia College, 1981

Professional Activities

Stan’s teaching responsibilities include the introductory class, “Organizational Leadership and Change,” for all executive and physician executive MBAs. In recognition of his teaching excellence, Stan is a recipient of the College’s Colonial Company Teaching Effectiveness award and the Management Department's 2013 teaching award.

Stan's areas of research include organizational change and transformation, corporate culture, cognitive and emotional sensemaking and sensegiving, and organizational assessment.  Six of his research papers have won awards, including two "best paper" awards from the National Academy of Management.  One research paper has been identified as “classic reading.”  His research, which has been cited over 7,500 times, has appeared in such outlets as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Change Management, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Human Relations, Strategic Management Journal, and Group and Organization Management. Stan is a member of the Academy of Management and Southern Management Association and serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Change Management. 

Through his consulting, group facilitation, and training activities, Stan has been involved with the strategic planning and change efforts of diverse organizations in the U.S. and abroad such as Whirlpool, Amdahl IT Services, McKesson Provider Technologies, UCB Chemicals Corporation, Regions Bank, AuburnBank, ATS Light Alloy Wheels, East Alabama Medical Center, Auburn University, Sony Magnetic Products, and MacMillan Bloedel. In recognition of his diverse activities with the business community, Stan is a recipient of the College of Business’s Excellence in Outreach Award.

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