Name: Dr. Amy C. Lewis
Title: Associate Professor of Management
Courses Taught: Analytical Methods, Organizational Behavior, Negotiation, Project Management, MBA electives
Please tell us a brief bio of your career – how long have you taught at Drury, what courses do you typically teach, what are your research interests, what is your educational background, etc.
Amy C. Lewis is an Associate Professor of Management in the Breech School of Business at Drury University, and has been on Drury’s faculty since 2004. Prior to joining Drury’s faculty, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Visiting Assistant Professor at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology with a Minor in Statistics at Indiana University—Bloomington in 2000, and earned a B.S. is psychology from The Honors College (currently known as “Barrett, the Honors College”) at Arizona State University in 1994.
Dr. Lewis’s research interests focus on social identity, teams, and social-cognition. An active scholar, her research has been published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Management Education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on topics including Organizational Behavior, Teams, Negotiation, Motivation, and Statistics.
Dr. Lewis has provided statistical and salary/compensation consulting to individuals and organizations including Drury University, the Springfield Area Human Resources Association, and the Cox Family Medical Residency program. She also provides team communication and decision-making workshops as well as negotiation training.
What sets Breech apart from other business schools?
Students really get to know their faculty here. The faculty members really want you to succeed in the classroom, in your careers, and in your long term plans. You are really an individual in the Breech school; it’s hard to get lost in the crowd.
What advice would you offer to a new student beginning their course of study in the Breech School of Business?
It’s OK if you aren’t sure what to specialize in at first. The different business majors share common coursework your freshman and sophomore years, so you can get a taste of the different areas before you declare your major. Explore non-business classes as well. You might find a perfect minor to complement your business major.