Anna Kayes Ed.D.

Professor of Management
Business Administration | Brown School of Business and Leadership


  • Ed.D., Human and Organizational Leadership
    The George Washington University, District of Columbia
  • M.A., Human Resource Development
    The George Washington University, District of Columbia

Professional Experience

Dr. Anna Kayes is a professor of management at the Brown School of Business and Leadership at Stevenson University since 2006. She holds an affiliation at The Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at The George Washington University since 2003, and has held executive education positions teaching leadership and human resource management with the London Business School, the Helsinki School of Economics, and the William Davidson Institute at The University of Michigan. She has consulted with a variety of private (high tech, healthcare, financial) and public (regional, state, and federal) sector employers on leadership development.

Her teaching and research interests focus on learning directed leadership, the importance of learning as the basis for leadership in organizations. She has authored over thirty book chapters, executive education materials, technical reports, peer reviewed articles, and presentations at academic conferences. Her research has appeared in a sample of publications such as the Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Management Education, and Management Teaching Review. She has co-authored two books, The Learning Advantage (Palgrave Macmillan), and Contemporary Organizational Behavior in Action (Pearson).

Dr. Kayes is under contract as a co-editor and author for her latest project a peer reviewed and edited book with Edward Elgar, titled Judgment and Leadership: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Concepts, Practice, and Development. The bookpresents compelling ideas and research on how leaders form judgments when faced with complex or ill-structured problems. While judgment is an important factor in organizational leadership, how leaders form and develop judgment is not well understood. The edited book brings together 25+ well known international scholars from multiple disciplines to offer unique, compelling and insightful work on judgment and leadership.


Areas of expertise: Leadership, leadership and learning, leadership and judgment, leading teams, teams and team learning, experiential learning and management education, human resource management, cross-cultural learning


Selected publications:

  • Kayes, A., & Kayes, D.C. (anticipated 2022). Leadership Judgment.A Multidisciplinary Approach to Concepts, Practice and Development. Edward Elgar.
  • Clark, R. M., & Kayes, A. (2019). Building storytelling skills: A collaboration between management and theater students. Management Teaching Review.
  • Kayes, A. (2018). Talent wars: An experiential approach to teaching HRM. Teaching HRM Experientially. Edgar Elgar.
  • Elsbach, K., Kayes, A., & Kayes, D. C. (2016). Contemporary Organizational Behavior in Action. Pearson-Prentice Hall.
  • Kayes, A., & Kayes, D. C. (2011). The Learning Advantage: Six Practices of Learning Directed Leadership. Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Kayes, A. (2007). Power and Experience: Emancipation through Guided Leadership Narratives. In (Eds.) Reynolds, M. & Vince, R. The Handbook of Experiential Learning and Management Education. Oxford University Press.
  • Kayes, A., Kayes, D. C., &Yamazaki, Y. (2005). Knowledge Transfer and Management Expertise. Journal of Performance Improvement.
  • Kayes, A., Kayes, D. C., & Yamazaki, Y. (2005). Cross-Cultural Competencies: Valuing Differences. The Journal of Managerial Psychology.


  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership From Theory to Practice

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