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Barry Brownstein, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Department of Finance and Economics
Office: Business Center 477
Phone: 410.837.4960
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  • Ph.D., Rutgers University
  • M.A., Rutgers University
  • B.S., The City College of New York
  • Bio

    Barry Brownstein’s teaching and research interests cut across economics and leadership. He is known for his quality innovative teaching and has received numerous teaching awards. He is passionate about guiding students towards the most fulfilling form of learning there is—personal discovery and insight. The common thread in his work is looking at barriers—internal and external—to healthy economies and effective leadership. Brownstein believes we often externalize our organizational and economic problems. We look for external solutions when the solution is becoming more aware of our dysfunctional beliefs. His newest book The Inner-Work of Leadership: A Guide to Personal and Organizational Transformation has been described as “invaluable,” “inspirational and practical,” and by one CEO as “one of the most important books I have read.” When he is not in front of a computer or a classroom, you may find Dr. Brownstein on a hiking trail.

  • Research Interests

    Internal barriers to effective leadership Interface between economics and management Self-organization Organizational change Spirituality in business Energy regulation

  • Teaching Interests

    Leadership Economics, Public Policy, and Corporate Social Responsibility Basic Economics

  • Recent Publications

    Intellectual Contributions


    Brownstein, B. P. Merrick after Five, "State of Mind: The Hidden Enabler of Leadership Success," University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. (2014).

    Research in Progress

    "Leading From the Inside-Out" (On-Going)

    "Putting the Market Back in Marketing"

    "The Price-Anderson Act: Distorting the Energy Market for 60 Years" (On-Going)
    Journal Article

    "Transformational Leadership" (On-Going)