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Michael Braun

​Academic Degrees

PhD, Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University, 2012
MA, Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University, 2009
BA, Psychology, Purdue University, 2006


Michael Braun is an assistant professor in Management at the Driehaus College of Business. He teaches courses in management, data ethics, and training and career development. Before joining DePaul in 2019, Braun taught courses in industrial and organizational psychology at the University of South Florida.

Braun’s research focuses on emergent leadership, team cohesion, team knowledge emergence and decision-making, and modeling multilevel dynamics. His research articles have been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior. He is also the recipient of several awards, including the 2013 Organizational Research Method Best Paper Award, the 2015 Owens Scholarly Achievement Award, and the 2017 Journal of Business and Psychology Reviewer of the Year Award.

In addition to his work in academia, Braun also works for Starling Trust Sciences, an applied behavioral sciences technology company, where he has been conducting sociometric data collection and analysis, as well as leading survey development and psychometric assessment, since 2016. ​