Benjamin Dow

Professor of Practice

PhD, University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business

Program Director, Master of Science in Management

Management and Organizations

  • Bio

    Benjamin is a teacher and researcher with a passion for using evidence-based practices to improve people’s lives and help organizations have a positive impact. Prior to joining SMU, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Organizational Behavior at Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas in Austin, McCombs School of Business. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Benjamin spent 12 years as a consultant where he enjoyed the challenges of helping people and organizations succeed. This work experience continues to inform his teaching and research.
  • Research

    Leadership, Culture, and Conspiracy Theories
  • Select Publications

    Dow, B., Wang, C., & Whitson, J. (2023). Support for leaders who use conspiratorial rhetoric: The role of personal control and political identity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

    Dow, B., Menon, T., Wang, C., Whitson, J. (2022) Sense of control and conspiracy perceptions: Generative directions on a well-worn path. Current Opinion in Psychology.

    Dow, B., Wang, C., Whitson, J., Deng, Y. (2022) Mitigating and managing COVID-19 conspiratorial beliefs. BMJ Leader.

    Dow, B., Johnson, A., Wang, C., Whitson, J., Menon, T. (2021) The COVID-19 pandemic and the search for structure: Social media and conspiracy theories. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.

    Cho, J., Morris, M., & Dow, B. (2018). How do the Romans feel when visitors' do as the Romans do'? Diversity ideologies and trust in evaluations of cultural accommodation. Academy of Management Discoveries.