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James Segovis, Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Management
Phone: (401) 232-6206
Education: Ph.D., Behavioral Management Science, University of Texas at Dallas; M.B.A., Organizational Behavior and Finance, Southern Methodist University - Cox School of Business; B.A., Secondary Social Studies, State University of New York at Cortland
At the graduate level, James Segovis teaches courses on organizational behavior, leadership, and power and influence in the workplace.
On campus, he’s known for his engaging, exacting teaching and his successful campus outreach efforts.
Segovis was the long-time director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business, which serves as a link to local and regional businesses, helping them expand into international markets by providing research, training, and consulting services. He also helped create the Center for Design and Business, a partnership with Rhode Island School of Design, and led the Bryant research team that studied how defense industry businesses converted to new markets through a $2 million Department of Defense grant.
“I’m an entrepreneur,” he said, “and these programs are my startups.”
Organizational behavior is Segovis’ scholarly passion. He studies how organizations do (and don’t) manage change and how individuals within those organizations exert influence in a principled way. He also conducts research on stress in the workplace.
“At Bryant, I’ve been able to be highly collaborative, and work with so many creative, wonderful people,” Segovis said. “The strength at Bryant is collegiality. Faculty and staff play well in the sandbox, and are always willing to share with you and help you.”