Jonathan Westover

Faculty Member

Jonathan H. Westover


Jonathan H. Westover, Ph.D. is an award-winning US-based #1 Best Selling Author, ranked # 1 HR, Innovation, and Future of Work Global Thought Leader & Influencer (Thinkers360), ranked in the Top 30 in Management and Organizational Culture (Global Gurus), entrepreneur, management consultant, teacher, and research academic based in Orem, Utah. He serves on a host of nonprofit, community, and association boards and committees and has received numerous awards for his teaching, research, and service to the community.

Current Professional Roles

Academic: Dr. Westover is a professor and chair of Organizational Leadership in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, Academic Director of the UVU Center for Social Impact and the UVU SIMLab, and Faculty Fellow for Ethics in Public Life (previously the Associate Director) in the Center for the Study of Ethics. Dr. Westover has been published widely in academic journals, books, and practitioner publications. He is a regular visiting faculty member in other international graduate business programs.

Consulting: Jonathan is an experienced organizational leadership, people management, and organizational development consultant and managing partner and principal at Human Capital Innovations, LLC). For two decades, he has worked to help transform organizations across the globe. He is also the producer and host of the Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast and Managing Editor of Human Capital Leadership Magazine. Previously, Jonathan was an external consultant with the firm Targeted Learning, and an internal consultant in the Human Resource Development office at Brigham Young University, in the corporate Organizational Development office at InterContinental Hotels, and in the corporate Organizational Development office at LG Electronics in Gumi, South Korea.

Thought Leadership_ Jonathan is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Non-Resident Fellow in Social and Development Policy with the Nkafu Policy Institute (part of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation), member of the HR Certification Institute CEO Advisory Council and past member of the board of directors, member of the Humantelligence Scientific Advisory, Board Chair and Director of the Corporate Division of the Global Listening Centre, a CIPD Academic Fellow, and an Advance HE Senior Fellow. Jonathan has been published widely and quoted as a management expert in popular and professional media locally, nationally, and abroad (such as Forbes, The Economist, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MarketWatch,,,, The Washington Post, and USA Today).

Highlights of Past Academic and Professional Roles and Distinctions
• Visiting Academic at Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford (2019)
• Fulbright Scholar and AMINEF Senior Scholar at Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta, Indonesia (2018)
• Learning Innovation Research Fellow at the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia (2017)
• Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center in Washington (2017)
• POSCO Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii (2016)
• Visiting Scholar in the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (2015)
• Fulbright Scholar at Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus (2012)


Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology_ Research and Analysis (with minors in management and Korean) from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences and his Master of Public Administration degree (emphases in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management) from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology (emphases in International Political Economy and Work and Organizations) from the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah. He has also received graduate certificates in demography and higher education teaching from the University of Utah.


Ph D, University of Utah, 2011

Major: Sociology

MS, University of Utah, 2007

Major: Sociology

Graduate Demography Certificate, University of Utah, 2007

Major: Demography

Graduate Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certificate, University of Utah, 2007

Major: Higher Education Teaching

Master of Public Administration, Brigham Young University, 2005

Major: Public Administration

BS, Brigham Young University, 2003

Major: Sociology: Research and Analysis


HR 3550

Organization Development, Summer 2022


Westover, Jonathan , Choi, Samuel , Andrade, Maureen , Schill, Angela , Peterson, Jeff , Hall, Kelly , 64th Annual Conference World Social Science Association, "COVID-19, Employee perspectives, and the shifting nature of work.", World Social Science Association, Denver, CO. (March, 2022)
Andrade, Maureen , Westover, Jonathan , Workman, Letty , Jasperson, Jill , Huo, Yang , WAM Western Academy of Management 2022, "What have we learned? COVID-inspired approaches to teaching and learning.", Western Academy of Management, Big Island, HI. (March, 2022)
Andrade, Maureen , Westover, Jonathan , Workman, Letty , 5th Annual International Teaching Forum, "Re-envisioning community-based learning_ Faculty member responses to COVID-19", UVU, Shanghai Normal University, University of Clermont-Ferrand, Shanghai, China. (December, 2021)
Andrade, Maureen , Workman, Letty , Westover, Jonathan , 14th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, "Community-based learning_ How academic staff responded to COVID-19. ", International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, Seville, Spain. (November, 2021)
Peterson, Jeff (Moderator), Jasperson, Jill (Panelist), Schill, Angela (Panelist), Westover, Jonathan (Panelist), Ethics Awareness Week, "Civic Awareness and Social Responsibility", UVU Center for the Study of Ethics, Virtual. (September 28, 2021)
Andrade, Maureen , Westover, Jonathan , 16th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, "Public and private sector employees_ An international comparison of job satisfaction.", CG Scholar, Virtual - https_// . (July, 2021)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Westover, Jonathan , Andrade, Maureen , Cardon, Teresa , Miller, Ronald , (2022) "Autism in the Workplace_ Stakeholder Perspectives " (Issue: 2, vol. 17). Journal of Disability Policy Studies.
Andrade, Maureen , Westover, Jonathan , (2022) " Job satisfaction – An international comparison of public and private sector employees." . International Journal of Public Administration.
Andrade, Maureen , Westover, Jonathan , Workman, Letty , (2022) "Current practices for community-based learning in schools of business. " (Issue: 1, vol. 20). International Journal of Management Education.
Andrade, Maureen , Workman, Letty , Westover, Jonathan , "The impact of COVID-19: Faculty perspectives on community-based learning" . Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education..
Cunningham, Ruthann , Westover, Jonathan , Harvey, Jaron , "Drivers of job satisfaction among healthcare professionals_ A quantitative review" . International Journal of Healthcare Management.
Andrade, Maureen , Miller, Doug , Westover, Jonathan , (2021) "Job Satisfaction and Gender_ A Global Comparison of Job Satisfaction in the Hospitality Industry" (Issue: 2, vol. 22). Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism.


Fulbright Specialist Award

U.S. State Deparment/Colombia at Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar

Dr. Westover will complete a project at Universidad Tecnologica deBolivar in Colombia that aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the U.S. and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within Business Administration.

Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education

National Society for Experiential Education

This award recognizes an individual in higher education who has demonstrated innovative uses of experiential learning in their institution.

Visiting Academic at Harris Manchester College

University of Oxford - June, 2019

Visiting Scholar at Oxford

Edcuational Development Visiting Fellow

Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Windsor

Academic Fellow, CIPD

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - May, 2018

International Academic Certification for HR

HEA Senior Fellow

The Higher Education Academy - May, 2018

International Teaching Certification