Richard Gardner

Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology
Expertise: Socialization, Ethics, Dysfunctional Behavior, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Negotiation


Richard Gardner’s research focuses on the socialization and onboarding experience of newcomers, leadership, dysfunctional behaviors, negative interpersonal and organizational relationships, business ethics, and negotiations in business.

He also led a study on imposter syndrome, which was covered by outlets including BBC Radio, Psychology Today, Leadership Today

Prior to his academic career, Gardner worked in human resources within the healthcare industry.


  • Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior/ Human Resources), Texas A&M University
  • M.P.A., Brigham Young University
  • B.S., Business Management, Brigham Young University

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Richard Gardner In The News

Have you ever experienced the feeling that you were in over your head and didn’t belong in your work or student environment? Or thought that your accomplishments were due to lucky breaks making you feel like a fraud? These are telltale symptoms of imposter syndrome. And it could be affecting your current and future financial success.
You’ve probably felt it before. As a new hiree. In a challenging class. Or while making small talk with really, really smart people.
Leadership Today
Chances are that you will suffer from impostor syndrome at some point in your life. In this episode we explore what impostor syndrome is, why it occurs, and nine ways we can avoid feeling like a fraud.
The Daily Universe
Jenna Lindsey had always been a good student — school came easy to her. But when she came to BYU for the first time, she realized it was much more challenging than high school.

Articles Featuring Richard Gardner

unlv professor arya udry looks at a meteorite that she's holding up to the light
Research | December 26, 2019

A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.