Ben Baran, Ph.D., SPHR, serves as the Practice Lead for Agility Analytics, in which he leads Agility Consulting and Training’s research and development efforts in addition to working with clients as a facilitator, consultant and agility coach.
Also an award-winning professor of management and organizational behavior at Northern Kentucky University, Ben was the 2012 recipient of the Haile/US Bank College of Business Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Teaching.
Ben has delivered consulting solutions across a wide range of sectors and industries. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and has been affiliated with Agility Consulting and Training since 2010. As a coach and facilitator, Ben specializes on developing agility action teams in support of large-scale organizational transformations. His cutting-edge research using The Agile Model® has resulted in the development of the Agility Personality Profile™ and Agile Engagement Profile™ assessments.
Ben’s research on various topics within organizational behavior has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of scholarly journals, including Human Relations, the Journal of Business and Psychology, the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Small Group Research, Accident Analysis and Prevention and Military Psychology, among others. He is an active member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Society for Human Resource Management. Ben regularly presents his research at national conferences. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business and Psychology.
When not collaborating with dynamos of the academic and business worlds, Ben serves as a lieutenant commander in the U. S. Navy Reserve and has led teams from the Arabian Gulf to Afghanistan. Recalled to active military service in 2012, he served as a management and training consultant to the Afghan National Police in Kabul, Afghanistan, from December 2012 to December 2013.
Ben holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and communication from Villanova University and earned his master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology and Ph.D. in organizational science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.