Isaac H. Smith

Curriculum Vitae

Isaac H. Smith
  • Graduate Teaching Asst (E), Phd Program (Sch Of Bus), University of Utah



  • BA 2004, Majors: Economics & English, Minor: Political Science, Brigham Young University
  • MBA 2007, Major: Organizational Behavior, Minor: Strategy, Brigham Young University
  • PHD 2014, Expected, Organizational Behavior, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Doctoral Student Teaching Excellence Award. David Eccles School of Business, 04/2013
  • Graduate School Travel Assistance Award. University of Utah, 08/2012
  • Graduate School Travel Assistance Award. University of Utah, 11/2011
  • Graduate School Travel Assistance Award. University of Utah, 2010
  • Graduate Studies Research Presentation Award. Brigham Young University, 2007
  • Elaine B. Garret Scholarship. Brigham Young University, 2006
  • Saburo Kido Memorial Scholarship. Japanese American Citizens League, 2001
  • Heritage Scholarship (4-year, full tuition). Brigham Young University, 1998
  • Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Memorial Scholarship ($5,000). Japanese American Citizens League, 1998


Isaac H. Smith is a PhD candidate of organizational behavior at the University of Utah. Beginning July 1, 2014, he will be an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School Of Management. Broadly stated, his research focuses on the morality and ethics of organizations and the people within them. Specifically, his research examines the psychology of inspiration, the causes and consequences of ethical decision-making, and the potential role of business in battling the world’s social ills, such as poverty. His work has been published in Psychological Science, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Business Ethics, and Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, and has been covered by various media outlets, including ABC News Radio, BBC World Service Radio, Businessweek, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune,, Discover Magazine, Drudge Report, Daily Mail, Forbes, Harvard Business Review Blog, Huffington Post, NBC, Pacific Standard, Psychology Today, Scientific American, Time, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. More importantly, Isaac is the proud father of two little boys.


  • Association for Psychological Science (APS), Member, 01/2013 - present
  • Academy of Management (AOM), Member, 2007 - present

In the Media


  • Mongolian, fluent.