Jack  Brittain
  • Pierre Lassonde Presidential Chair in Entrepreneurship, Department of Management
  • Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Professor Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Honors & Awards

  • Daniels Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Award. Daniels Ethics Initiative, David Eccles School of Business, 11/2016
  • Distinguished Professional and Community Service Award. David Eccles School of Business, 05/2015
  • Daniels Ethics Center Teaching Award. 12/2011
  • Utah's 100 Most Influential Business Leaders. Utah Business, 12/2010
  • v|100 Venture Entrepreneur (Recognizing Utah's 100 Top Entrepreneurs). vSpring, 03/2009
  • Utah's 100 Most Influential People (Utah Business Magazine recognition of the 100 most influential Utahns.). Utah Business, 2008
  • v|100 Entrepreneur (Award recognizing Utah's top entrepreneurs.). vSpring, 2007
  • Utah 25 Most Influential Business People (Business leadership recognition from Connect magazine.). Connect, 2007
  • Best of State Award, Education. Utah Best of State, 2005
  • Outstanding MBA Professor. University of Texas at Dallas, 05/1998
  • University of Texas Chancellors Council Outstanding Teaching Award. University of Texas System, 1993
  • School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award. University of Texas, Dallas, 1992
  • Best Paper Award, Organization and Management Theory. Academy of Management, 1989
  • Outstanding Graduate Professor Award. University of Texas, Austin, 1987
  • Outstanding Paper Award. Academy of Management Review, 1987
  • Outstanding Graduate Professor Award. University of Texas, Austin, 1986

Professional Service

  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Role: At-Large Member, Executive Committee. Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity. 05/2012 - 01/2014
  • Junior Achievement Board. Role: Member. n/a . 09/2003 - 05/2012
  • Western Association of Collegiate Schools of Business. Role: President. Administer regional division of the AACSB, plan annual conference, and represent region with the AACSB. 07/2003 - 06/2004
  • Lassonde New Venture Development Center. Role: Member. n/a . 2001 - present
  • University Venture Fund Board. Role: Member. Community Outreach . 04/2001 - 06/2012
  • Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Role: Head Judge. Judges Panel. 2000 - 2006
  • Academy of Management. Role: Associate Editor. Academy of Management Review. 06/1990 - 12/1993

Internal Service

  • Program Lead, Master of Business Creation . Director of Graduate Studies, 08/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. Member, 07/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Representative, Director of Development Search Committee. Faculty Representative, 01/28/2019 - 03/29/2019. College service.
  • Management Representative, Undergraduate Integrated Core Curriculum Development Committee. 01/25/2019 - 06/28/2019. College service.
  • David Eccles School Representative, Graduate Student Success Working Group, Educational Futures and Student Success University of Utah Task Force. 01/11/2019 - 10/31/2019. University service.
  • Master of Business Creation Curriculum Coordination Committee. facilitator, 09/03/2018 - present. College service.
  • College Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. Chair, 08/26/2016 - 06/30/2017. College service.
  • EMBA Program Committee, David Eccles School of Business. Management Department Representative, 09/07/2015 - 05/2016. College service.
  • RPT Committee, David Eccles School of Business. Management Department Representative, 01/01/2015 - 06/30/2018. College service.
  • MBA Advisory Committee. Management Representative, 12/2014 - 04/24/2015. College service.
  • Lassonde Institute Coordinating Council. Chair, 04/2014 - 06/30/2015. College service.
  • Master's Programs Committee. Co-Chair, 09/2013 - 08/2014. College service.
  • Management Representative, Master’s Program Committee. Departmental Representative, 07/01/2013 - 06/28/2019. College service.
  • Management Department Retention, Promotion, and Tenure Committee. Member, 07/01/2013 - 06/28/2019. Department service.
  • Utah Economic Development Board - The Economic Development Board oversees the Governor's Office of Economic Development, approves economic development incentives for companies relocating to or expanding in Utah, and administers the Utah Centers of Excellence program. Member, 03/2005 - 03/2013. Other service.
  • University of Utah, President's Cabinet. Member, 02/2005 - 06/2012. University service.
  • University of Utah, Diversity Advisory Committee. Member, 2004 - 2005. University service.
  • University of Utah, University Strategic Planning Committee. Member, 2003 - 2004. University service.
  • University of Utah, College of Engineering Dean Search Committee. 2003 - 2003. University service.
  • University of Utah, Human Resources Policy Committee. 2002 - 2005. University service.
  • Utah Legislature, Technology Sector Advisory Committe. 2002 - 2002. Other service.
  • Governor Michael Leavitt, Institute for State Studies Olympic Seminar. 2002 - 2002. Other service.
  • Neighborhood House, Strategic Planning for Board. 2002 - 2002. Other service.
  • Utah Technology Alliance, Governors Office, Education Task Group. 2001 - 2002. Other service.
  • University of Utah, Development Oversight Committee. Member, 2000 - 2005. University service.
  • University of Utah Health Network, Board of Directors. 2000 - 2001. Other service.
  • University of Utah, College of Humanities Dean Search Committee. 2000 - 2000. University service.
  • Guadalupe Schools Board Retreat, Facilitator. 2000 - 2000. Other service.
  • Neighborhood House Board of Directors Meeting, Speaker. 2000 - 2000. Other service.
  • University of Utah, Graduate School of Social Work Dean Search Committe. 2000 - 2000. University service.
  • University of Utah, Utah Entrepreneur Center Board. Member, 02/01/2000 - 07/31/2012. University service.
  • University of Utah, Council of Academic Deans. Member, 07/1999 - 05/2009. University service.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Organization Development Discussion Forum, Founder and Moderator. 1998 - 2000. Other service.
  • University of Texas at Dallas, Organizations, Strategy and International Management Area. Chair, 1998 - 1999. University service.

Outreach

  • Guadalupe Schools, Board of Directors. 2000 - 2005
  • Appreciative Inquiry Discussion Forum, Founder and Moderator. 03/01/1997 - 03/31/2017