Bradford Baker

PhD Candidate in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management

Management & Organization
B.A., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Bradford began the program in Fall 2013. His primary research interests are in proactive work behaviors and team functioning. Specifically, he studies the impact of individual behaviors like speaking up and taking charge within a team setting – and when these actions both help, but also potentially hinder, team performance. Additionally, he is interested in behavioral ethics and when unethical behaviors occur within highly ethical contexts – such as theft or embezzling within non-profits and charities. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked in international development, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa; as a grant writer, he managed the application process for over $100 million dollars in grants and has traveled to over 50 countries. He is personally motivated by the idea that business is a powerful tool for addressing inequality and promoting social justice.