W. Gibb Dyer Jr.
W. Gibb Dyer Jr. received his BS and MBA degrees from Brigham Young University and his PhD in management philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984. Before coming to BYU he was on the faculty at the University of New Hampshire, and more recently, in 1997, he was a visiting professor at IESE (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa), an international business school located in Barcelona, Spain. He publishes widely on the topics of family business, entrepreneurship, organizational culture, and managing change in organizations, and his articles have appeared in many of the top journals in his field.
Because of his innovative approach to teaching, Dr. Dyer was awarded the 1990 Leavy Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Professor Dyer is a recognized authority on family business and entrepreneurship.
At Brigham Young University he has served as chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior and as director of the master’s program in organizational behavior. He currently serves as a member of the University Council on Faculty Rank and Status. Dr. Dyer and his wife, Theresa, are the parents of seven children—six daughters and one son.