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Stéphane Brutus, PhD

RBC Professor of Motivation and Employee Performance, Management

Stéphane Brutus obtained his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1995. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center of Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, North Carolina. Currently, Dr. Brutus served as Dean (Interim), Associate Dean Graduate Professional Programs, and Chair of the Management Department. He was also Director of Bell Research Center for Business Process Innovation. Dr. Brutus’ research focuses mainly on feedback processes in organizations. His research has been published in the Journal of Management, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He was a Visiting Profesor at Universidade Federal da Bahia, in Brazil and Universidad Pablo de Olavide and Instituto de Empresa, in Spain.


PhD (Bowling Green State University)

Areas of expertise

  • Employee selection
  • Feedback
  • Leadership development
  • Managerial development
  • Performance evaluation


Recent refereed Journal Publications

Brutus,S. & Bothello, J. (in press). Pegeantry, prizes, and pedagogy: A tournament ritual view on business school case competitions. Academy of Management Learning and Education.

Dandalt, E., & Brutus, S. (in press). Business faculty promotion evaluation and gender equity. Educational Management Administration and Leadership.

Dandalt, E., & Brutus, S. (2020). Teacher performance appraisal regulation: A policy case analysis. NASSP Bulletin, 104(1), 1-14.

Donia, M.B.L., O'Neill, T.A., Brutus, S., (2018).  The longitudinal effects of peer feedback in the development and transfer of student teamwork skills, Learning and Individual Differences, 61, 87-98,

Sahir, R., & Brutus, S. (2018). A view of the role of expert in corporate consulting. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 70(2), 95-112.

Brutus, S.,Javadian, R., & Panaccio, A. (2017). The journey to work: Exploring differences in early day mood and stress between cyclists, drivers, and public transport users.  International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 10(1), 13-24.

Saffie, C., & Brutus, S.  (2013).  The impact of interdependence on performance evaluations: The mediating role of discomfort with performance appraisal.  International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(3), 459-473.

Brutus, S., Aguinis, H., & Wassmer, U.  (2013). Self-reported limitations and future research directions in scholarly reports: Analysis and recommendations. Journal of Management, 39(1), 48-75.

Brutus, S., Donia, M., & Ronen, S.  (2013). Can business students learn to evaluate better? Evidence from repeated exposure to a peer evaluation process.  Academy of Management Learning and Education, 12(1), 18-31

Mayo, M., Kakarika, M., Pastor, J.C., & Brutus, S.  (2012).  Aligning or Inflating Your Leadership Self-Image? A Longitudinal Study of Responses to Peer Feedback in MBA Teams. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 11(4), 631-652.

Brutus,S., & Duniewicz, K.  (2012).  The many heels of Achilles: An analysis ofself-reported limitations in leadership research.  LeadershipQuarterly, 23(1), 202-212.

Bhave,D., & Brutus, S.  (2011).  A Macro Perspective to Micro Issues. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectiveson Science and Practice, 4(2), 165-168.

Brutus, S., Gill,H., & Duniewicz, K.  (2010).  Self-reported limitations in Industrial andOrganizational psychology.  Personnel Psychology, 63(4), 907-936.

Brutus, S., &Donia, M.  (2010).  Improving the effectiveness of students ingroups with a centralized peer evaluations system.  Academyof Management Learning and Education, 9(4),652-662.

Brutus, S.  (2010). Words and Numbers: A Theoretical Explorationof Giving and Receiving Narrative Comments in Performance AppraisalHumanResource Management Review, 20(2), 144-157.

Recent Non-refereed Publications, Books, and Book Chapters

Anseel, F., & Brutus, S. (2019). Dyadic aspects of feedback. Tobe published in Feedback at Work,L. A. Steelman & J.R. Williams(Eds). Springer.

McCauley, C. & Brutus, S. (2019). Applicationof 360 Feedback for Leadership Development. To be published in the Handbook of Strategic 360Degree Feedback, A.H., Church, D.W. Bracken, J.W. Fleenor, &D.S. Rose, (Eds). Oxford University Press.

Recent Refereed Journal Publications (non-english)

Pettersen,N., St-Pierre, J. & Brutus, S.  (2012).  Relation entre les compétences dudirigeant de PME et la performance de son entreprise: apport d’un instrument demesure multisource. Revue Internationale PME.

Academic Conferences Presentations

Recent Refereed Conference Presentations

Brutus, S. (2019). Living in an evaluative world. In Sockbeson, C. Feedback and Feedback-Seeking:What Do We Know, What Do We Need to Know, and Where are We Heading? Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston,Mass.

Panaccio, A., Lavigne, G.L., Brutus, S., Hoare, C., Donia, M., Arasaratnam, G.,& Mitchell, L. (2019). Role overload, work-life-school conflict, resilience and studentill-being: A longitudinal study using the demands-resources perspective. Paper presented at Annual Congress of the European Academy ofManagement, Lisbon, PT.

Saffie-Robertson, M.C., Brutus, S., Olivera-Aravena,J.A., & Alama-Salazar, E. (2017). Uso del priming para alterar el dicomforty la lenidad en la evaluación de desempeño, presented at Asamblea Anual del Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuela deAdministración, Riverside, CA.

Donia, M., O’Neill, T., & Brutus, S. (2015). Peer Feedback Increases Team Member Performance,Confidence and Work Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study. Academy of Management Best PaperProceedings, Vancouver, BC.

Donia, M., O’Neill, T., & Brutus, S. (2015). The power of awareness: Increasing student performancein teams through repeated exposure to peer feedback. Paper to be presented at the 76th AnnualConvention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON.

Brutus, S. (2013). Lessons Learned from the Implementation of an Electronic Peer Feedback System. Paper presented at the World Science Forum 2013, Montreal, PQ.

Wassmer, U. & Brutus, S. (2013).  What can welearn from self-reported limitations and future research directions about the state-of-science in strategy research? Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society 33rd Annual International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Brutus, S., Donia, M., & Ronen, S.  (2011). Evaluating others: Skill development through peer evaluations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Brutus, S., & Bhave, D.  (2010).  Numbers and words: The hidden side of giving and receiving feedback through narrative comments. Paper presented at 13th World Human Resources Congress, Montreal, PQ.

Brutus, S., & Wassmer, U.  (2010).  An analysis of self-reported limitations and future research direction in management research. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, PQ.

Brutus, S., Duniewicz, K., & Gill, H.  (2010).  Self-reported limitations in Industrial and Organizational psychology.  Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Teaching activities


Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

Business Research Methods

Master's of Science

Organizational Staffing

Performance Management


Organizational Development

Executive MBA

Human Resource Managament (Paris Program)

Human Resource Managament in Aviation (Distance Program)

Human Resource Managament in Aviation

Board Membership

Chairman of the board (2013-2017)

KANPE Foundation

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