Bryan Southworth, Ed.D.


Ph.D. Program

Ed.D., Organizational Learning & Innovation, Central Connecticut State University
MS, International Studies, Central Connecticut State University
BA, Political Science, University of Connecticut

Areas of expertise:
Program leadership ◇ Program | Staff Development ◇ Educational leadership ◇ Strategic Enrollment Management ◇ Student Affairs | Services ◇ Advising ◇ Systems Design Thinking ◇ Applied Strategic Foresight ◇ Organizational learning ◇ Critical pedagogy ◇ Future of learning ◇ Future of work ◇ Transformational | Adaptive  leadership ◇ Change Management ◇ Educational Technology

Bryan Southworth serves as the Director of PhD Programs at the UConn School of Business. In this role, Bryan serves as the primary resource for PhD in Business programing. Moreover, Bryan provides program leadership that drives policy and maintains operational oversight to support the University’s academic mission in advancing first-in-class research. Towards these ends, Bryan is actively engaged in national & global Doctoral communities. In January 2023, Bryan was appointed to serve as Vice Chair on the DocNet executive board, a Doctoral AACSB organization, and has been actively speaking about the future of leadership, learning, & work in an increasingly technological and digital age.

Bryan’s connection to both UConn and Connecticut run deep. Born and raised in CT, upon returning in 2012 Bryan completed his undergraduate degree at UConn, Storrs and met his future wife who also conferred her MSW at UConn, Hartford that same year. In 2017, Bryan began his professional career with the School of Business managing the Part-time & Online MBA programs at UConn, Waterbury. His daughter was born shortly after at UConn–Health. While at UConn, Waterbury Bryan led the strategic planning and implementation for the recruiting and admission of Part-time MBA candidates. In this capacity, Bryan increased Waterbury’s annual enrollments fivefold. Additionally, Bryan managed all aspects of advising, event planning, and student services while serving as the point of contact for UConn, Waterbury’s Graduate School of Business.

Bryan holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership focusing on organizational learning and innovation. Bryan’s research explores the intersecting and uncertain futures of higher education, work, learning, and society and how individuals cope with change and disruption in the face of nascent technologies. Before joining higher education, he served in the United States Air Force as a Non-Commissioned Officer.

Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-5822
Office Location121-C