Breakout Learning Names Top Organizational Behavior Professors to Its Academic Advisory Board

Breakout Learning Names Top Organizational Behavior Professors to Its Academic Advisory Board

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Breakout Learning has announced the addition of three highly respected professors to its Academic Advisory Board, which provides the academic rigor behind the company’s interactive business case studies and exercises. Joining the board are Noah Askin, Ph.D., Lindred Greer, Ph.D., and Adam M. Kleinbaum, DBA, who will collectively lead the Organizational Behavior practice, each specializing in a unique sub-discipline.

Noah Askin, Ph.D. will specialize in leadership within the Organizational Behavior practice. Askin is an Assistant Professor of Teaching Organization and Management at UC-Irvine Paul Merage School of Business. His research spans social and cultural networks, creativity, and the dynamics of organizational and individual status. Askin's work has been published in prestigious journals and covered by notable media outlets, including Rolling Stone, The Economist, and Forbes. In a webinar earlier this year, Askin—who has authored traditional case studies as well as Breakout experiences—praised how the latter’s “episodic” approach to instructional design enables a greater focus on learning objectives.

Lindred Greer, Ph.D. will focus on groups and teams within Organizational Behavior.
A renowned thought leader on high-performing teams, Greer is a Professor for Management & Organizations at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and the Faculty Director of its Sanger Leadership Center. Her research has been cited over 10,000 times and has made an impact in practice via her articles in outlets like Harvard Business Review and her executive education work with clients around the world, such as Amazon, Google, and ExxonMobil. Greer will discuss her use of Breakout Learning in a Professional Development Workshop session at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting in August.

Adam M. Kleinbaum, DBA brings his expertise in networks and relationships to Breakout’s Organizational Behavior practice. Professor in the Organizational Behavior area at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Kleinbaum's research focuses on social networks and relationships within organizations. He teaches leadership and organizational behavior, leading expeditions that explore technology and entrepreneurship. Kleinbaum's award-winning research has been published in leading journals and covered by a broad spectrum of media, from the New York Times to Scientific American. In a recent webinar, Kleinbaum shared how using Breakout in a core organizational behavior class led to higher-quality debriefs with increased student participation. 

“Noah, Lindy, and Adam bring unparalleled expertise in their respective fields, greatly enriching our academic offerings,” said Olav Sorenson, Chair of the Academic Advisory Board. “Organizational Behavior is a fantastic fit for the Breakout model, which uses storytelling to illustrate key business concepts and prompts AI-moderated small-group discussions—all leading to more effective classroom debriefs and discussions. Tripling down on practice leaders for this discipline will allow us to develop an unusually rich and deep library of materials to cover  the entire spectrum of topics in organizational behavior and leadership.”