Meet Jeremy Beus
Associate Professor of Management
By Sue McMurray
As offices close or downsize and people shift to working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeremy Beus’s expertise in organizational climate and occupational safety offers a wellspring of insights to human resource and business managers, as well as entrepreneurs operating in unprecedented circumstances. His breadth of research on work teams, personality, and occupational health, along with his highly effective teaching skills, have earned numerous accolades that bring prestige to his new role as an associate professor of management in the college’s Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship.
Having grown up in eastern Washington, Beus says he’s had his eye on the college’s management program for a while. And while the location was a primary draw, he says “the quality and collegiality of the department and Carson College sealed the deal” for accepting a position at WSU.
“I was excited to see someone of Jeremy’s caliber desire to move back to eastern Washington,” says Robert Crossler, chair of the MISE department. “Jeremy is an outstanding researcher and excels in the classroom. The MISE department is lucky to have him as part of our team.”
Building the management program’s reputation
Beus will be teaching BA 202, a sophomore business course focusing on team and group dynamics, team performance, and team leadership roles. The course is part of The Next Carson Coug, the college’s undergraduate curriculum that combines its historic strengths—technical skills, a work ethic, and a spirit of community with roots in the WSU mission—with a new focus on the professional skills needed to be competitive in tomorrow’s business world.
Beus will also continue his research efforts and prepare Carson doctoral students for their future careers.
“I aim to help the management program build its positive trajectory in providing undergraduate business education of the highest quality and helping to train doctoral students to contribute impactful research in their respective fields and be successful in tenure-track careers at peer universities,” he says.
Achieving career milestones that generate knowledge, serve students and communities
An accomplished scholar, Beus earned his Ph.D. and master’s degrees in industrial-organizational psychology from Texas A&M University. Before coming to WSU, he was an associate professor of management at the E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University and an assistant professor of industrial-organizational psychology at The University of Central Florida.
He currently serves as an associate editor at Human Performance, and his research has been published in a variety of outlets including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He has 20 peer-reviewed publications, over 30 refereed conference papers and professional presentations, and nine scholarly awards and honors recognizing his research and teaching.
Beus achieved tenure at the Ourso College of Business and is a tenured faculty member within the Carson College.