Dr. Jeffrey Wehrung
Chair of School of Business and Associate Professor
Meier Hall 334
Jeff is the Chair for the School of Business and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Black Hills State University. Before returning to academia, he served as the quality assurance manager for various manufacturing companies specializing in prefabricated concrete construction. Jeff also has experience as a sales engineer in the wastewater treatment industry.
Jeff received his B.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from Brown University, an M.B.A with a double emphasis in Human Resources and Strategic Management from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jeff's research explores the relationship between an employee’s internally held self-views and how coworkers behave toward the employee. He also recently published a historical case study on the development of the Crazy Horse Memorial and the lasting effect that personality differences between Korczak Ziolkowski (artist) and Chief Henry Standing Bear (idea originator) have had on the organization's mission. Jeff is also interested in how entrepreneur attitudes affect their behavior and coauthored a paper related to how businesses viewed and responded to the Pine Beetle epidemic in the Black Hills.
Jeff is currently pursuing research related to the use of virtual reality for entrepreneurial ideation, as well as other pedagogical applications for virtual reality.